Who We Are
The All Souls Local Action Network (ASLAN) began as a tea run back in 1988, and since then has grown into a number of projects working with homeless people across London’s West End.
What We Do
ASLAN run a variety of initiatives including serving a hot breakfast every Saturday morning, visiting people where they sleep (starting with those on our front steps), and a be-friending programme that offers support, regular meals, and weekly Bible studies for those interested. In the winter months, we usually host a shelter. In light of covid, we are re-assessing our tea runs and our entertainment evenings.
The team are committed to manifesting God’s love to homeless people through their actions: by addressing physical, mental and spiritual needs; by giving help and affection without preconditions; by transmitting their joy in Christ; and by steadily improving standards of care and support, with God’s guidance.
Why We Do It
In the Bible, we read how Jesus healed the sick, fed the hungry, befriended the lonely and taught the Kingdom of God wherever he went. Following in his example, ASLAN’s ministries meet a wide range of needs: from shelter, food and clothing to friendship, help with paperwork and much more.