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Sanctuary Now,
Support for the Future

The Gatehouse has been supporting Oxford’s homeless community since 1988. We now offer a wide range of free services and activities to adults who are homeless, vulnerably housed, on low or no income or simply looking for company and community from our drop-in community centre in Woodstock Road.

We operate on an open-door basis, which means that everyone is welcome, and there is no need to prove that you are registered as homeless or have a local connection in order to access our support.
CEO Katrina Horne explains the ethos behind our charity.
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What's on today?

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Your support counts

We are heavily dependent on grants and donations from the local community to fund our services, none of them a guaranteed source of income. A large proportion of our income comes from individuals, churches, schools and colleges, and charitable trusts with an interest in our work.

Please give generously and make a positive difference to somebody’s life today.
For simple one-off monetary donations online use the 'donate online today' button below:
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To see a wider range of ways to donate money and other items including regular ongoing monetary donations use the 'other ways to donate' button below:
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Services & Activities

If you need help, find out more about the support we offer and how to access it.
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Join our wonderful team of volunteers and spend a few hours of your spare time making a big difference to people’s lives.
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Support us

We need your help to enable us to fund our services, by donating money, clothes, or food or in other ways.
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About us

Find out more about the background of the Gatehouse and the issue of homelessness locally and across the UK.
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