Glass Door partners with churches to give shelter and support, because no one should have to sleep on the streets of London.

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Our Guests' Stories

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If you or someone you know is facing homelessness, here's how we can help.



Georgie's Story

When Georgie started a new job, she was in debt and had nowhere to stay. Now she’s living in East London pursuing her career as a violinist.


Author: Caroline Hillam

Annabel's Story

Before turning to Glass Door, Annabel suffered from postnatal depression and addiction. Now she's staying at the newly-opened Pret House.


Author: Caroline Hillam

Marius's Story

Marius became homeless after a robbery left him with nothing. With the support of Glass Door and others, he's returned to "a normal life".


Author: Caroline Hillam

Our impact

  • 5000
    individuals have stayed in our shelters since 1999. 
  • 202
    guests moved off the streets and into housing in 2018-2019.
  • 70
    percent feel more optimistic about the future. 

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Our Latest News

  • Glass Door wins Community Collaboration award

    8 October: Glass Door received the "community collaboration" award at the inaugural Chelsea Awards. Read more

  • Sleep Out 2019

    More than 320 individuals slept outside at Duke of York Square to help keep community-based homeless shelters open to all. Read more

  • The Times: Our letter to the Editor

    3 October: Addiction isn't the cause of people dying while homeless, writes Chief Operating Officer Lucy Abraham. It's the lack of affordable housing and cuts to social services. Read more

Upcoming events

  • PhilanthroPunks 2019 Weekend Gig

    23-24 November: The Philanthropunks are back with a two-day punk festival in aid of Glass Door. Read more

  • Vitality Big Half 2020

    1 March 2020: Take on a stunning half marathon and run the streets of London while raising vital funds for Glass Door. Read more

  • Ride London 2020

    16 August: Join the GD team and follow in the bike tracks of some of the world’s best cyclists. Read more