For the past two years, we have been able to house eight refugee friends in our women’s house in South London, Emilie House. This project, the first of its kind we have undertaken, has meant that those who would otherwise be homeless have been able to rely on somewhere they can call home in a place which has increasingly become a community.
For some time, we have been hoping for a similar house to become available for men. At the end of May, we received the very good news that the Society of Jesus will make available to us one of their houses in South London.
Preparations to open the house are underway, and we look forward to sharing further developments in the coming months – including the name of our new accommodation!
The house comes equipped with most of the furniture and household items required to move our refugee friends into a comfortable home. We are however in need of a selection of items to complete our preparations before we can move residents into the house this coming winter.
If you do not have items to donate but would still like to contribute to making the house a home, you are more than welcome to buy items online and have them delivered directly to JRS at:
The Hurtado Centre, 2 Chandler Street, Wapping, London, E1W 2QT.
The final date to get in touch to arrange a donation will be Monday 30th October.
Items you can donate
|Large frying pan|
|Small frying pan|
|Chopping boards (coloured)|
|Games and puzzles|
|Adult colouring books|
|Pens and pencils|
|Books, particularly in other languages (French, Arabic, Tigrinya, Amharic, Farsi)|
|Paintings or prints for walls|
|3 Side tables|
|12 single duvet covers|
|24 pillow cases|
|6 single duvets|
|6 hand towels|
News & blogs about the men's house
19th September 2023: Make our new men’s house a home – Amy-Leigh, Accommodation Project Coordinator, shares the news about a new men’s house, and reflects on the transformative power that stable, long-term accommodation at Emilie House has given to refugee women.