By sponsoring a room at Centrepoint you can help a homeless young person leave homelessness behind for good. For £12 a month can you help save lives and change lives?
Young people sleeping rough is a shocking and increasingly visible problem. But that problem isn't going away – in fact it's getting worse. Our research shows 103,000 young people approached their local council because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness in 2017/18.
Centrepoint operates 1271 supported housing bedspaces and 127 move on units for homeless young people
The Centrepoint helpline helped 3,024 young people during 2017/18
Centrepoint and it's partners supported more than 10,000 young people across the UK during 2017/18
At just 13, Jack’s family life became unbearable. He was asked to leave. Jack had no option but to go to a local park and spend the night on a park bench. He couldn’t sleep, it was so cold. Jack spent the night frightened and shivering.
Sadly, aged 16, Jack found himself homeless again and for two years had no place to call home. His mental health deteriorated.
When Jack came to Centrepoint he was offered emotional support and he gained the necessary skills for employment. Today Jack is continuing to rebuild his life and reconnect with his family. He has a full-time job and a home of his own. He has a future to look forward to.
Will you help others like Jack by donating 40p a day and Sponsoring a Room at Centrepoint?
Homeless young people often resort to desperate measures to survive. There is a vital need to get them off the streets and into a warm, safe room that can become their home. Your room will be more than a roof over a young person’s head - it is a safe haven where they can gain access to education, counselling, apprenticeships and functional skills until they are ready to move on.
Where does your donation go? What's a room like? How many people sponsor a room? All this and more can be found in our Sponsor a Room FAQs.