Amber Foundation

Transforming the lives of young homeless people

With support, Amber will provide a home this winter for at least 28 homeless young people. We provide far more than somewhere to live - young people take part in our programme of support, which helps them identify what is holding them back so that they can move on to a bright and independent future.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1051388)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£80,000

Amount raised

£84,639

Donations

51

Championed by Young People at Risk Fund

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge

    Helping

  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The causes of youth homelessness are varied and complex - family breakdown, leaving care, prison release or losing a private tenancy. However, most are also dealing with childhood trauma, mental health problems and substance misuse. Some have made a few bad decisions and because they lack appropriate support, their lives go drastically and rapidly wrong. Young people continue to bear the brunt of the economic fallout of the pandemic with the majority of the newly unemployed being under 25.

Solution

We will provide a temporary home for at least 28 young people aged 16-30 through the coldest months of the year across our 3 centres. All the young people that we support will engage in our intensive, holistic and educational programme of support. Based on each person's strengths, our support helps them build the skills and confidence to move-on from Amber and find fulfilling employment or further training and a safe place to call home.

  • "My time at Amber helped me value myself and to recognise my strengths. Troubled young people need stability, support and attention and Amber offers that 24/7 – it’s what I needed to find the best version of myself.”

    — Holly (20), former Amber resident

  • “The opportunities that we get in life can be a roll of the dice and many young people don’t get the support, care or opportunities that they need, which can lead some down the wrong path. We help young people to realise their potential so that they have the confidence and motivation to move on."

    — Eddie Jordan OBE, Patron, businessman, ex- Formula One boss, and pundit

  • "If it wasn’t for Amber being there when I needed it I know I wouldn’t be where I am now. I was in a bit of a state when I first arrived – I think my stay there saved me really –without it I really think I could have died.”

    — Kian (19), former Amber resident