ASLAN seeks to manifest God’s love to homeless and vulnerably housed people
In 1988, the 20/30s group at All Souls saw the growing numbers of homeless people in London and began going out regularly at 5am to find those most at risk of dying from hypothermia. Other ministries aimed at building relationships followed, ranging from Saturday breakfasts and bible groups to our befriending ministry where volunteers meet a guest for dinner once a fortnight.
In the Bible, we read how Jesus healed the sick, fed the hungry, befriended the lonely and taught the Kingdom of God wherever he went. Following in his example, ASLAN’s ministries meet a wide range of needs: from shelter, food and clothing to friendship, help with paperwork and much more.
Through ASLAN, God has demonstrated Jesus’ love to many hundreds of homeless men and women over the last three decades. We’ve celebrated with many men and women as they leave the streets for good. We have also seen people take up new hobbies, new studies, and even new careers.
ASLAN is constantly growing standards of care and support and we are always looking to develop our work. We would love you to help us continue to seek God's will and respond to the urgent needs around us in central London.
We thank the Lord for the privilege of our work and ask for his continued protection and provision.
We are in need of donations of new men’s underwear and new/lightly worn shoes or trainers.
There are many ways you can help, from making sandwiches and serving tea, to visits and conversations.
Please consider making a regular or one-off donation to help us continue this vital work in the heart of London.
Katie coordinates our homeless ministry. It is led by 40 volunteer team leaders, assisted each month by over 500 volunteers from All Souls, other London churches and elsewhere. If you'd like to find out more about the work they do, please get in touch.
Each year we publish a magazine of news, updates and encouragement from the past year of ministry. Download a digital copy of the latest edition below.