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Join a community of people ready to help end homelessness with a monthly gift.

A journey out of homelessness can take time. As we all know, finding a home, getting doctors’ appointments, navigating the benefits system, and finding new employment isn’t always easy. But your monthly gift will help provide the vital support needed to help people end their homelessness for good. 

Thank you for your generosity. Every gift, big or small, can make a real difference to the lives of people experiencing homelessness. 

This is what happened to Eddie

“I’ve always been independent, from 12 years old. I started work. I was going to school, I was coming home, leaving my schoolwork, changing my clothes and going to work.” – Eddie 

Eddie worked as a hotel chef. But when he developed a skin condition, he was forced to leave his job. The savings he’d put aside for rent soon ran out. Eddie ended up on a friend’s floor, then the streets for nine days. Thankfully, a kind stranger pointed him in the direction of Crisis where, thanks to monthly gifts from people like you, life began to change.

“Crisis helped me find a place to live. I have a home!”

Your monthly donation could help someone like Eddie find a home and the support to unpack for good.

This story reflects a real member’s experience, but we have changed their name and image to protect their privacy. 

Eddie worked as a chef

How your support helps people out of homelessness


When someone comes to Crisis for help out of homelessness, they receive a warm welcome from a member of our Engagement and Assessment team. We talk through their situation and make sure that anyone who would benefit from services, support and advice elsewhere are signposted and referred. When we are best placed to help, we rapidly allocate a Lead Worker and they become a Crisis member. 

Lead Working

Our Lead Workers provide one-to-one tailored support and coaching to help our members find ways out of homelessness. Lead Workers have different specialisms and they are paired with members based on the specific needs and challenges they’re facing.

Mental Wellbeing

Crisis psychologists train and support our frontline staff to develop the skills, confidence, and emotional ability to work positively with members who have experienced trauma. Our psychologists also provide one-to-one support to members who are facing mental health challenges and have been unable to access psychological services elsewhere.

Learning & Skills

Crisis members can engage with our learning and skills programmes while working with their Lead Workers. Programmes include vocational training, technical qualifications and equipment to help someone find their way back into employment, arts and wellbeing sessions, and practical sessions to help with finding, securing, and maintaining a home.


The goal of all our work with members is for them to find a safe, decent, and affordable home. Our relationship with members ends when their home is sustainable. Crisis are lobbying the Government for new affordable homes, and we are launching a new not-for-profit lettings agency to improve housing supplies for our members and those at risk of homelessness.

Why donate to Crisis

We are the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

Your donation helps to fund our year-round work with people experiencing homelessness. We offer individual tailored support to help people access benefits, healthcare services, employment opportunities, and more.

Our main aim is to relieve the huge pressure of homelessness, by helping people find safe and affordable homes as quickly as possible.

We campaign on the political changes needed to end homelessness for good and conduct research to understand and highlight the scale, causes and consequences of homelessness.

How your donations help

Unlike many other charities, we receive little government funding and the majority of our income comes from donations from members of the public. So every donation you give really is essential for us to help end homelessness.

For every £1 we spend; 61p is spent on charitable activities, 34p on fundraising and 4p on charity shops

We invest in fundraising so that we can support more people to leave homelessness behind. For every £1 we spend on fundraising, we raise £3.14 to fund our charitable services.

We’re constantly working to ensure that our fundraising activity is as effective as possible, because that means we can help more people have a place they can call home.

Our fundraising promise

We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and promise to be honest, respectful, and accountable in how we treat you.

Where we give example stories about our members, we promise these are genuine experiences, even if their names or photos are changed to respect their privacy.

Although we cannot guarantee your donation will be spent on specific items or services, we can guarantee your donation will be used wherever it is needed most to help our work all year round with people facing homelessness.


Contact the supporter helpline

Please contact our Supporter Services team if you have any questions about making a donation to Crisis. You can also contact them if you would like to change the way we communicate with you.