About OWNS

Overview of OWNS

A number of churches in central Oxford are providing shelter for rough sleepers.

The shelters run from 1st January to 31st March. 2018 was the first winter of its operations when it had 10 beds available each night. From winter 2019 they will accommodate 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.

The Oxford Winter Night Shelter 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 one member of staff, being the Project Manager. All other staffing is done by volunteers.

If you would like someone from OWNS to speak to your organisation or group, please contact us at info@ownsoxford.org.uk