Using your spare room to change a life

About

Sussex Nightstop provides a safety net for young people age 16-25 who are at risk of homelessness, providing emergency accommodation in the homes of volunteers. We are affiliated with DePaul UK and work alongside the YMCA Downslink group and social services. As a community project we look to empower the local community to make a difference to the lives of some of our most disadvantaged young people. Sussex Nightstop train and support volunteer hosts to open up their spare room to a young person at risk of homelessness, without this first level of practical assistance it is virtually impossible for the young person to work their way out of this desperate situation. Our aim is to catch these young people before they begin rough sleeping and get involved in the many dangers associated with street homelessness. These young people can stay with us for a single night or up to a few weeks while their longer term housing situation is addressed.