When Jane and her three sons, James, Joshua and Josiah, decided to find a way to give back to the community as a family, they struggled to find a Homeless Charity that was visibly supporting people who were rough sleeping and living in crisis, outside of just making a financial donation. They therefore took to the streets of London one evening with a car full of supplies they had collected locally, including some homemade sandwiches, and drove around town looking for people in need.
Fast forward 3 years and we are now a strong community of friends and family who head to London once a month, more frequently if donations/volunteers allow, and offer a full range of services from survival supplies, hot food/drinks, toiletries, barbering etc.
Our family has grown significantly and our setup has expanded, meaning that on each visit we are supporting over 100 people in crisis with each trip!
We are also starting to work with other charitable organizations and supporters to expand our support services to the local areas outside of London, and potentially, working with a local landlord to support accommodation options.
Our registered charity number is 1183022.
And so, Janie's Homeless Friends was formed.......