It doesn’t bear thinking about… and that’s the problem

For homeless women, it really is that dreaded time of the month. With limited or no access to sanitary products, they're often forced to go without. This initiative believes that tampons and towels should be made available through homeless shelters, the same way the government provides condoms. To show your support, share the site, sign the petition, or donate a tampon.

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Shelters get an allowance every year to buy items like condoms, but still nothing for sanitary products.

110,000 Supporters+
100,000 Signature Goal

The petition has now reached its goal! If you know an MP that will help support this in parliament, please get in touch.


Give a box of sanitary products to your nearest shelter or foodbank and share your efforts with #TheHomelessPeriod. Or create your own crowdfunds and fundraisers and we’ll promote them for you.

You can use any of these images or our logo to support the cause, but please leave a link to thehomelessperiod.com

About Us

We are Oli, Josie, and Sara, interns who met at a London advertising agency. We found the issue made us think about homelessness in a way we hadn't before. We spoke about it with shelters like Spires UK, and later recorded an interview with Patricia – a woman who slept rough in Brixton for 6 months.

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