Every Thursday evening from November 1st until March 31st we host the Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter where homeless guests are served a hot evening meal, a warm dry bed for the night, and a cooked breakfast. We can feed around 45 guests but we only have the facilities to provide beds for up to 30 guests. Doors open at 8.00pm for guests and 6.30pm for volunteers.
Homeless guests must be referred in order to stay for the night. It is not possible to simply show up on the night. We accept referrals via 2 local day centres - Fountain of Peace Day Centre (Mon-Fri 9.30am-3.30pm, Sat 9.30am-2.30pm at 3 Staffa Road, Leyton E10 7PY) and Housing Solutions (Cedar Wood House, Fulbourne Road, Walthamstow E17 4GG). The Night Shelter can also accept self referrals, by phoning our Shelter Coordinator on 07739 870 411 before 3pm on the day.
If you would like to and are able to offer 2 hours in the evening please contact the church office on 020 8558 2121 and ask to speak to Tony.
Further information about the Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter can be found here.
If you are concerned about someone who is sleeping rough, you can let StreetLink know and they will connect the individual with the local services they might need.