Crisis is the national charity for solitary homeless people.
- It works year-round to help vulnerable and marginalised people get through the crisis of homelessness, fulfil their potential and transform their lives.
- It develops innovative services which help homeless people rebuild their social and practical skills, join the world of work and reintegrate into society.
- It enables homeless people to overcome acute problems such as addictions and mental health problems.
- It runs services directly or in partnership with organisations across the UK, building on their grass roots knowledge, local enthusiasm and sense of community. It also regularly commissions and publishes research and organises events to raise awareness about the causes and nature of homelessness, to find innovative and integrated solutions and share good practice.
Crisis relies almost entirely on donations from non-government organisations and the public to fund its vital work. Last financial year it raised £5.5m and helped around 17,000 people.
Much of its work would not be possible without the support of over 3,000 volunteers.
Crisis was founded in 1967 and has been changing the lives of homeless people for 35 years.