Glasgow City Mission are delighted to be delivering the Overnight Welcome Centre (OWC) again this winter. Building on the success of this updated service that we delivered in 2020/21, we look forward to helping the people most at risk of rough sleeping. We will open on 1 December and will close on 31 March and for the second year we will operate out of a Glasgow city centre hotel. This will ensure vulnerable men and women will receive a safe and warm welcome and the dignity of their own bedroom.
We work with many other agencies within the city to achieve the best outcomes for our guests. One of these is Castlemilk Furniture Project, who regularly assist us in furnishing the homes of many of our guests previously street homeless. Read to find out more about this partnership.
We recently collaborated with Refuweegee to provide a pop-up event providing essential items for international guests. Read to find out more about the event and what this event meant for those who attended.
We are delighted to be one of the 35 organisations involved in Everyone Home which seeks to be at the heart of Scotland’s national recovery from Covid-19. The aim is to leave homelessness and rough sleeping [...]
Our winter night shelter ran for 10 consecutive years as an emergency accommodation service from 1 December to 31 March. It ensured nobody needed to sleep rough in Glasgow during the coldest months of the year.
The Overnight Welcome Centre closed its doors on 31 March 2021. In previous years when we ran the Winter Night Shelter (WNS) this would have meant a short spell of report writing, storing of materials and [...]
We at Glasgow City Mission are blessed to work with some incredibly talented guests. Before the Covid-19 pandemic we ran an art club as part of Urban, our moving on space. During the pandemic, we have [...]
We were delighted to reopen our City Centre Project daily drop-in service last week for the first time since December. For the past four months the only option to serve food to our guests was via [...]
A key thread through all of Glasgow City Mission’s work is community. Our wonderful Urban volunteers get to know our members, and their stability and faithfulness helps relationships to grow. Group projects like jigsaws, running club, [...]