Our story


Because everyone deserves protection, warmth and dignity.

Worldwide, millions of people are forced to sleep outside in the cold. That number is growing by the minute. Poverty, mental illness, unexpected loss of jobs, natural disasters, and wars are the top causes of homelessness around the world. On the most Eastern Greek Islands, over a million people have desperately been seeking shelter, fleeing from poverty and war. In the Netherlands alone, more than 30,000 people are pushed into homelessness. The number of tragic life occurrences is endless, forcing people into a life on the streets.

A peak into our workshop

People helping people

Many of our employees are former refugees, former homeless people or people who are at a distance from the labour market. In our studio we encourage people to come into contact with others in society and we break through social barriers. Due to the different cultural backgrounds of the team members, a unique dynamic is created.

In addition to social interaction, Sheltersuit also supports achieving personal goals, such as learning the Dutch language. Everyone is welcome at Sheltersuit.

Our team is made of 54 volunteers and 13 employees.

This is the Sheltersuit.

A small but effective haven.

The Sheltersuit was developed as a short-term solution to a long-term problem. It does not solve the problem of homelessness and refugees seeking shelter, but it does prevent people from freezing to death on the streets. We believe that every human life counts and that is why everyone has the right to this small shelter if they need it.

  • • Large hood
  • • Integrated scarf
  • • Lightweight and warm insulation
  • • Large pockets
  • • Strong, windproof cuffs
  • • Zip-fastened sleeping bag
  • • Wind- and waterproof, yet breathable fabric

Een blik terug in de tijd.

We need your help to make a difference.

By donating, you make it possible for us to continue to make Sheltersuits, save lives and create jobs. Share our message on social media so we can create a movement where people help people. With this movement we are going to make the world a better place, Sheltersuit for Sheltersuit.


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