to the House of Mercy
House of Mercy, 1 Edwin Street, Gravesend, is a registered charity (Number 1087730) which provides hostel accommodation, support and a positive future for single homeless people.
The project was established in 1992 by the Sisters of Mercy and the Presentation Brothers, in response to the increase in the number of homeless people calling to the Convent for food and clothing.
Today the House of Mercy has a staff of ten and each resident has a Key/Resettlement Worker with whom they meet at least once a week.
In June 2012, thanks to the generosity of the Sisters, we were able to open a four-bedroom Second Phase house. This house is McAuley House and is also situated in Gravesend.
In 2014 The Charity acquired the old Rising Sun Public House and refurbished it into a 12-bed hostel Mary Ann Doyle House for single homeless people.
On the 10th June 2019, we opened a further hostel in Gravesend which offers 13 beds for single homeless people.