Project Category: Registered charity
Nightstop Devon provides same day emergency accommodation for 16- 25 year olds when they are face with no choice other than to sleep on the streets. Being homeless is damaging and dangerous. For any young person who finds themselves on the streets those risks are even greater.
Every year the charity provides hundreds of accommodation nights in volunteer host homes to dozens of young people (16-25-year olds) across the county who would otherwise have to sleep on the streets, beg floor space from friends or leave themselves vulnerable to strangers’ attention.
It is an unfortunate fact that demand for the charity’ services is on the rise.
Nightstop Devon has a dedicated team of volunteer hosts (all carefully vetted) who provide a safe home environment, good food and a listening ear. These placements are supervised by trained Nightstop staff who work closely with the young individuals to ensure that their time in temporary accommodation is as short as possible.
Support from hosts and staff helps to ensure that the underlying reasons why a young person is in this vulnerable position are identified and plans put in place to address them.