Charity marks 50th night at Glasgow’s Overnight Welcome Centre

Charity marks 50th night at Glasgow's Overnight Welcome Centre

Glasgow City Mission (GCM) has described this year’s Overnight Welcome Centre as “incredibly busy”.

The charity’s staff have been welcoming guests who are eligible and ineligible for accommodation, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, brand new to the city or Glasgow citizens who find themselves in crisis. It does not turn anyone away but welcomes guests in and supports them through their days of crisis.

Last week with the drop in temperatures, GCM put on extra shifts to keep guests safe and warm in freezing temperatures until our daytime services started.

Friday night is the centre’s 50th night and already it has supported 491 individual guests saving four lives, three using naloxone to reverse an overdose by blocking the effects of
opioids, and one with CPR. The number of guests is more than double the number at the same time last year and reflects an increased level of poverty brought on by the cost of living crisis, a broken asylum system and the housing emergency declared in Glasgow.

The charity added: “Please join us in praying for the upcoming 72 nights and for those who will come to our door.”

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