A number of churches in central Oxford are providing shelter for rough sleepers. The shelters run from 1st January to 31st March. In the winter of 2019 accommodation was provided every night for up to 20 men and women in different locations in central Oxford.
The guests are provided with a warm welcome, hot drinks and a snack on arrival, a warm bed, and breakfast the following morning.
Oxford Winter Night Shelter (OWNS) is a registered charity, Number 1175750.
Income is provided by other charities, churches, colleges, schools and donations from individuals.
We own no property, and most of the churches involved in the scheme provide necessary items from their own resources.
We employ two members of staff, being the Project Manager and the Project Assistant. All other staffing is done by volunteers.