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Spare some room?


Your spare room could prevent a young person from having to sleep on the street. Our emergency accommodation service for 18 to 24-year-olds, Nightstop Herts, provides a safe secure room for the night in the house of an approved hyh volunteer.

If there was a disagreement and my son was on the street somewhere, to know that somebody would take him in and give him a safe place, that’s a motivating factor -- that it could be your son or daughter.
Sharman (Nightstop Herts host)

Spare some time?


Volunteering with hyh gives you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and give something back to your local community.

Volunteering at hyh has been very rewarding. It has given me confidence and improved my IT skills. The charity does a wonderful job and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone.

Tanya (Volunteer administrator)

Spare some change?


Just £25 funds a night in Nightstop Herts and gives a young person with nowhere else to go somewhere safe and warm to sleep.

hyh’s Nightstop Herts is an inspirational and valuable service that will make a positive impact to a young adult’s life.

Sandeep (YC Hertfordshire)




Katie, who has learning difficulties, was asked to leave the family home by her Mum when their relationship

broke down due to repeated arguments about the way the teenager was spending her money.

A placement in a volunteer host’s home was found in Katie’s home town.

While there, Katie continued her part-time job and also enrolled on a skills course to help her with English, Maths and other functional skills.

Over a two-week period Katie’s relationship with her Mum began to improve.

Sessions with the hyh Mediation Team were arranged and these helped Mum and Katie to talk through their differences.

When Katie returned home, the family found communication was easier and they were arguing less.

Six months on, Katie is still in the family home.