Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter

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8 Church End,
E17 9RJ


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Waltham Forest Churches together meeting the needs of the vulnerable on the streets

FCENS is a collaboration of seven local partner churches that came together in January 2009 to meet the need of those sleeping rough in the borugh during the winter months. Each one has donated their premises and provided volunteers, food and bedding to sleep our guests for one night per week for five months over the winter.

We provide shelter facilities during these months, from 1st November through to 31st March, to meet their immediate needs including an evening meal, bed, breakfast, showers and a warm welcome.  FCENS is a rolling shelter sleeping 30 individuals at a different church venue each night of the week.

FCENS is non-judgemental in its operation and welcomes guests and volunteers of all persuasions without discrimination or favour.

Our casewoker helps with longer term needs such as finding housing and does this all year round.

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