GrowTH is a non-denominational Christian charity, which works in partnership with evangelical churches from a variety of backgrounds within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. GrowTH seeks to share God’s love with its homeless neighbours in word and deed. So, alongside receiving practical care and help, all GrowTH guests have the opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus and to explore the Christian faith, if they wish.
GrowTH, has three main projects:
- GrowTH Night Shelter: provides volunteer-run night shelters in church halls across the borough. Homeless men and women are referred to GrowTH by local homeless agencies. Once accepted into the shelter, guests receive a warm welcome, a hot evening meal, a safe bed for the night, and breakfast in the morning.
- GrowTH Resettlement: provides every guest in the shelter with one-to-one support from GrowTH’s two Advocate Workers to help them move out of homelessness, with the aim of resettling them into stable accommodation.
- GrowTH Housing: provides temporary move-on homes locally for some who have stayed in the shelter, in order to help them transition towards independence. This project provides affordable accommodation, plus tailored support from the GrowTH Housing team.