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Are you homeless in Hertfordshire, sofa surfing or at risk of becoming homeless? Get help now!


hyh is a unique charity in Hertfordshire providing services to support vulnerable people.

Our focus is on preventing homelessness - from education in schools and family mediation through to supporting 16-24 year olds in their first homes or caring for adults of all ages who have mental health issues and housing needs.

Our services empower young people to be able to deal with the difficult situations in their lives, giving them the ability and confidence to ‘do it themselves’ and ultimately find stability.




Hannah's Story


Hannah came from a very dysfunctional family. She and her siblings were raised by their single mother who lived with severe substance abuse and mental health issues.

Hannah had been in the care system since the age of 13.

In 2015 Hannah had her first baby which was placed for adoption due to her life choices. She then found herself in an abusive relationship and developed a drug problem. The years that followed were incredibly difficult.

Early in 2019 Hannah became pregnant again, while homeless and sofa surfing. She tried going home to her mum, but this was unsuccessful due to the breakdown in family relationships.

Through years of abuse and hard living Hannah knew she had to change, and this time she was determined to do everything possible to keep her child.

hyh supported Hannah to move into accommodation and engage with the right agencies, encouraging her in every small change she made. She started a programme which helped improve her parenting skills, whilst motivating her to deal with emotions and feelings in a more positive way. She also took responsibility for her debts and budgeting, something nobody had taken the time to show her the importance of.

She literally turned her life around.

Social services now have no concerns about her parenting skills and they praise the changes she has made.

Hannah acknowledges that she still has a long way to go but is now on the right pathway and she is making the right choices for her and her baby.

Hannah's Story



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How your donation could make a difference



travel warrant

could pay for a travel warrant
for a young person
phone card

could answer an urgent call
to our help line
food parcel

could pay for a food parcel
for one week
starter pack

could help us assist a young person
with their benefit application
starter pack

could pay for a mediation session
for a young person and their family
starter pack

could pay for a young person to attend
employment training
home truths

could pay for one Home Truths session
for up to 30 young people.


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