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Happy birthday, Providence Row

March 5th 2010

Providence Row, based in London's East End, is marking its 150th birthday in 2010.

Founded in 1860 by Father Daniel Gilbert after he had met a homeless woman and her children in east London, and with the help of the Sisters of Mercy, the first non-sectarian night shelter in London was designed to help homeless and destitute people regardless of religion or race.

Even as the East End has changed over the 150 years since it opened its doors, the charity's mission has remained the same: "To help people find their pathway out of homelessness." Today the team runs two day centres, the Dellow and Satellite Centre.

Providence Row will host a series of events celebrating its work in 2010, including a day for its regulars at the end of June, with a free barbecue and music.

Jo Anstell, the chief executive of Providence Row, told The Pavement: "150 years is real milestone, something to be proud of. We are looking back, remember where we have come from, but also looking to the future, evolving and improving to meet people's changing needs."


March 2010



On a firm footing

Make seeing this a goal

Beggars belief

More protection against repossession

Four years of decreasing homelessness in Edinburgh

Anthrax update

Street counts and homeless decoys

House building industry warning

Cyrenians Sleepout

Sobering facts

Food Not Bombs

Still a big problem

Four men charged with attacking man on train

Minister urges retailers to donate food

Instructing bin men: be aware

The Warrior Prince

Back to the tents

Police inquiry into death of Witney rough sleeper

Cardboard contest

Rough sleepers take part in archaeological dig

Happy birthday, Providence Row


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