What we do

 

 

We work with 16-24 year olds who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness and those aged 10-15 whose families are at risk of relationship breakdown. We also work with those aged 18+, including care experienced young people and those with mental health and substance misuse challenges, with housing and support 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.

 

 

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Watch our Educator, Sarah, break the silence as she talks about youth homelessness.

 

 

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Real life stories

 

 

 

D’Andre
D’Andre's Story

D’Andre was referred to HYH as his aunt was unable to afford for him to stay any longer. D’Andre’s Mum was in a rehab facility, and he had lost contact with Dad after an argument. HYH explored extended family options and D’Andre was able to stay with Nan with the support of supermarket vouchers from HYH’s Hardship Fund.
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Zoe's Story
Zoe's Story

When Zoe saw a new job advertised, she remembered the incredible help she had been given by Herts Young Homeless when she was 16, pregnant and had been forced to leave the family home due to family conflict.
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How we help

 

Last year we helped over 2,098 people get their lives back on track


Education

Young people are educated on the realities of homelessness, leaving home and independent living in order that they may be less likely to experience youth homelessness.

Mediation

Mediators work with young people who are having arguments at home, offering unbiased support to help families understand the issues that need to be resolved.
 

The Homeless Hub

The Hub prioritises 16 and 17 year olds, often in crisis, and works intensively with them and their families, alongside other agencies, in order to prevent homelessness.

Outreach

A range of services for young people aged 18-24, including care leavers and those leaving supported accommodation, who require advice on housing related issues and support developing independent living skills.
 

 

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  • Avnet
    Bar2
    Bearing Net
    Booker
    Cawleys
  • Croudace
    echelon
    Garfield Weston
    Glencar
    Global
  • Buyogift
    Harrisons
    Henry
    Lovell
    Lovell
  • Lupa
    homeless link
    Lovell
    Mwealth
    MSC
  • Mullaley
    Nimbus
    Sustain Homes
    Ewart Price
    Westside Services