St George’s Crypt has been serving the homeless and vulnerable of Leeds since 1930. Established by Revd. Don Robins and a team of volunteers, the Crypt was cleaned out and turned into a homeless shelter offering food, shelter and support.
This has formed the foundation of all the work carried out since. While the charity has expanded and contracted since its conception it has always stayed true to its core values: to support homeless and vulnerable people in Leeds to achieve stable and positive lives.
To this end the charity now runs a range of health and well-being activities, a drug and alcohol recovery project, independent supported flats working with alcohol dependents on a reduction programme. The charity works with an attitude of acceptance and engagement, working with clients to ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes no matter the time-frame.
‘I was a stranger and you let me in.’