Herts Young Homeless (hyh)

Herts Young Homeless Winter Appeal

The winter months are some of the most difficult for young homeless people. The demand for our services has grown since the onset of the Crisis and the need is now as great as ever. By donating, you will help hyh continue providing vital services supporting 16 to 24 year olds across Hertfordshire.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1069498)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Donations

0

Championed by Four Acre Trust

  • "My hyh Support Worker has been of great help and I would like to say 'thank you' as without her help, I don't think I would be in as good a place within myself as I am today."

    — David, Health Service User

  • "I left feeling much more positive and hope I can start to work things out with my daughter."

    — Andy, Homeless Hub Service User

  • "I know how incredibly important it is to act as quickly as possible when it comes to youth homelessness so I am really thrilled to help. Sadly, I have had experience with a couple of my friends when I was growing up who shockingly ended up on the streets far too easily. It should never happen."

    — Angelo De Pol, Donor

  • "I support organisations like Herts Young Homeless that help disadvantaged and vulnerable young people because the results of early intervention and support are huge."

    — Councillor Sara Bedford, Leader of Three Rivers District Council

Situation

Homelessness has a detrimental effect on an individual’s physical, mental health, employment, education prospects and relationships. 85% of older homeless were first homeless as teenagers. Many young people in Hertfordshire are 'hidden homeless', sofa-surfing, living in temporary accommodation or rough sleeping which could be prevented. Our experience shows that safe accommodation is the foundation from which a successful independent life can be achieved.

Solution

Our focus is on preventing homelessness by empowering young people to make informed choices whilst supporting them and their families through our free services. We supported over 2,200 young people last year which included improving family relationships, building confidence and self esteem as well as maintaining independent living. We have adapted our services since the Crisis, supporting young people according to their needs, offering advice and guidance whilst partnering with other agencies.