CARIS Islington

CARIS Islington

Charity information

CARIS Islington

We run a Bereavement Counselling Service for adults and children; and in the winter months we run a Cold Weather Shelter

Founded 1992

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is of:
    A community service open to all in Islington affected by bereavement or homelessness, offering counselling and cold weather shelters, in partnership with local churches.

    We are committed to delivering a service that is
    - Rooted in Christian ideals
    - Open to all without judgement
    - Free to all

    Strategic Objectives
    Our services are rooted in Christian ideals of charity, are free, ecumenical, and open to all without judgement. Our objectives are:
    - To provide a free, cold weather shelter in Islington, to support people affected by the problems of homelessness.
    - To provide a free Bereavement Counselling Service in Islington, to support people affected by death.
    - To develop and sustain a positive working relationship with all churches and places of worship within Islington.
    - To raise awareness of the realities and impact of bereavement and homelessness.
    - To ensure that models of best practice are used in CARIS.

  • Aims

    CARIS Islington aims to:

    • To offer confidential bereavement counselling, free of charge, to anyone in Islington who could benefit regardless of race, religion, disability, sexuality
    • To co-ordinate 7 churches in Islington during the winter months to open their doors one day a week each to homeless people, offering them hospitality, food and overnight accommodation
  • Overview

    Established: November 1992

    Registered Charity Number: 1057737

    Board members: 12

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 400

    Phone number: 020 7281 5200

    Address: The Annexe, St Mellitus Church Tollington Park N4 3AG

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