The night shelter is run for seven months of the year by a partnership of local churches in Tower Hamlets. Every night of the week the shelter is in a different church and the shelter is run by volunteers. Guests are referred to GrowTH by Tower Hamlets based referral agencies, such as a local GP surgery and a day centre. Guests arriving at the shelter receive a hot dinner and breakfast, a warm bed for the night and the volunteers will often provide activities in the shelter, such as board games or painting. Guests stay in the shelter for up to 28 nights whilst they receive resettlement help from our employed Advocate Workers in securing permanent accommodation.
GrowTH is a partnership of churches across Tower Hamlets from a variety of denominations and backgrounds, brought together to serve our guests. It is a privilege to work with all our partners including: All Hallows Bow, All Saints Poplar, Bethel (RCCG), Bethnal Green Mission Church, Bow Baptist Church, Christ Church Isle of Dogs, ChristChurch London, Christ Church Spitalfields, E1 Community Church, East End Church, ELT Baptist Church, Jubilee Hall (RCCG), St Anne’s Limehouse, St George’s-in-the-East, St Luke’s Millwall, St Matthias Community Centre, St Nicholas’ Church Poplar, St Paul’s Shadwell, St Peter’s Barge, The Good Shepherd Mission, The Hurtado Jesuit Centre, and Tower Hamlets Community Church.