There is a worrying trend on the number of young people who are having to access emergency accommodation in Devon. Your backing will help provide safety and support for vulnerable 16-25 yr olds during a very difficult period in their young lives. This is why we have launched our Sponsor an Emergency Bed Night campaign.
Why your help is needed?
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 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 charities 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.
How you can help.
By Sponsoring an Emergency Bed Night for a young person, you will:
Keep that individual safe for the night
Help to boost their self-esteem and optimism for the future
Link them to a service which will help to bring about positive changes to their life
Provide a springboard to sustainable secure accommodation
Just £37 will cover all the direct costs attached to providing one nights accommodation with a host family.
We expect to provide around 200 emergency bed nights until the end of the year. Our ambitious target of £7400 will cover the cost of providing these safe bed nights and prevent young people from having no choice but the sleep rough.