What we do

people at Glasgow City Mission

What we do at Glasgow City Mission

We work with adults and children who are vulnerable and disadvantaged in Glasgow, people that are often leading chaotic or difficult lives. We want to help them to break free from their oppressive situations.

That situation may involve: homelessness, addiction, poverty, family breakdown, prostitution, emotional issues, fleeing persecution overseas and now seeking asylum - or maybe all of these.

We do this through our City Centre, Child & Family Centre, and Glasgow Winter Night Shelter projects as Christians who are passionate about the people that look to us for help. We want to share a message of hope and aim to have compassion for these individuals.

Where we're going

Read Glasgow City Mission's Service Plan

Our vision is to see our city and its people flourish, where people are accepted and can experience real change in their lives. The love of Christ continues to compel us to serve others, just as it did when we were established in 1826. Find out more about Who we are, Where we're going in our new and ambitious service plan, which will take us through to 2020.

Over the next five years we will:​

  • - Grow our Child & Family Centre to strengthen more vulnerable families and give more children in our city the best start possible;
  • - Launch a feasibility study into providing supported accommodation;
  • - Make the case for issue-based advocacy to speak up for our clients facing difficulties;
  • - Grow our services and partnerships to extend the reach and effectiveness of our work;
  • - Ensure we have the right ratio of staff ‘one to one’ engagement to see real change in our client’s lives;
  • - Ensure our staff and volunteers are well trained and supported to deliver high standards of care.  

Read the full service plan here: Who we are, where we're going (pdf) 

Our main projects:

City Centre Project

City Centre Project

Child & Family Centre Project

Child & Family Centre Project

mattresses at Glasgow Winter Night Shelter

Glasgow Winter Night Shelter

glasgow city street

City Ambition Network

Homes in Glasgow

Housing First Accommodation

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Watch: how we help


  • First Friday Tour: February

    Join us to see our work first-hand and enjoy a tour of our facilities. Followed by tea and coffee. Friday 7 February.


  • Top marks for the Child and Family Centre

    We scored top marks once again for our Child and Family Centre from our latest Care Inspectorate report. We scored 5 out of 5 on ‘Quality of care and support’ and for ‘Quality of staffing’.

  • Stuart's story

    Stuart has experienced homelessness, addiction and prison. Now he has his own flat and is making a difference to others.


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