Charities for Homeless People
There are several charities working to support homeless people in the diocese. Many of these have received support through the annual Sleepout Event at the Cathedral.
Find links to a number of charities on this page. (Please click on each charity’s logo for their website where applicable)
You may know of others charities helping homeless people in the diocese. You can email us with their details and preferably a website address. We may be able to include them in the listing (St Albans Diocese is not responsible for the contents of external websites and a listing on this page is subject to the discretion of the webmaster)
|Centre 33, 2a Spicer Street, St Albans AL3 4PQ. Tel: 01727 830901. Run entirely by a dedicated staff of volunteers, Centre 33 is a drop-in centre where homeless and socially or materially disadvantaged people in the St Albans community can come to relax, be social, and enjoy a free meal and a drink in a friendly, welcoming environment.|
|Dacorum Emergency Night Service & Admin Office, Hemel Hempstead Tel: 01442 262274 Fax: 01442 240496 or email. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, DENS works to improve the lives of homeless people. DENS Night Shelter and Move-On-Accommodation provide emergency and longer term accommodation in safe surroundings for those in need. DENS Day Centre provides food, hot drinks and a place to go during the day to get off the streets.|
|Emmaus St Albans, Hill End Lane, St Albans, Herts. AL4 OFE. Tel: 01727 817297 or email. At Emmaus St.Albans we can house 24 Companions which is full capacity. We have two shops – one shop is joined to the Community building and the other shop is in Batford (Harpenden). Both shops accept donations of household furniture, some electrical goods, toys and books, bric-a-brac, bicycles, collectables and antiques. Many of the furniture donations pass through our in-house workshop where they will be sympathetically restored. Our busy vans collect almost 20 tonnes of donated goods each month. We also operate a delivery service across St Albans and Harpenden area for our Customers. Please contact us if you have worthwhile goods to donate. Help us to re-use and re-cycle. We are members of the Furniture Re-Use Network.|
|Herts Young Homeless, Hatfield head office, 2nd Floor, York House, 14 Salisbury Square, Old Hatfield, AL9 5AD. Tel: 01707 251384 or email. hyh services are open to all 16 – 24 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. They provide information and support as well as emergency accommodation through the Crashpad scheme.hyh works with other agencies throughout Hertfordshire towards improving local provision and preventing youth homelessness.|
|Leighton Linslade Homelessness Service c/o The Salvation Army, Lammas Walk, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1JB. To contact the charity please call Rev Wyn Jones 01525 373638?. Alternatively email. The service offers short term emergency shelter, supplies and support services to people who are homeless or about to become homeless.|
The Open Door Charity works to ensure that no-one need sleep rough in St Albans and to improve the life chances of homeless people in our community. Our main activities are to raise funds for the Open Door Homelessness Service in Bricket Road, St Albans, to support and improve the service, and to promote volunteering. We also fund the Street Outreach Worker in St Albans. They can be contacted on Tel: 01727 859113 or email.
|Stevenage Haven, 5 Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage Herts SG1 3LJ. Tel: 01438 354884 Fax: 01438 340155 or email Stevenage Haven is a registered charity providing single homeless people in Stevenage and the surrounding areas with emergency accomodation and the means to move forward into secure and settled lifestyles within our community.|
|Watford New Hope Trust, 67 Queens Road, Watford, Herts. WD17 2Q. Tel: 01923 210680 Fax: 01923 235329 or email. There is also a WNHT charity shop at the same location and several other premises including The Haven Day Centre open from 9am to 12.30pm, Monday – Saturday, food and hot drinks are provided free of charge and clients have access to a shower, laundry facilities and clothing. Referrals are made through the Outreach Team at the Day Centre for The Sanctuary Night shelter which is open from 3.30pm – 9.00am Monday to Saturday, and all day Sunday.|
|The King’s Arms Project, 98 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NN. Tel: 01234 306500 Fax: 01234 306505 or email. A Christian registered charity, working with a wide range of homeless clients in Bedford since 1989. It provides a weekly outreach meal for up to 40 to 50 rough sleepers and homeless clients per session; 18 bed direct-access overnight accommodation and Rough Sleepers Outreach Service; a 14 bed hostel providing supported accommodation for between 30 to 40 residents per year and Onward Floating Support helping the hardest to reach homeless clients.|