Shortstops in the homes of volunteers in the community 

Providing a safe, supportive bed for the night in the home of a host volunteer. 

A young person in need of emergency accommodation will get a room of their own, an evening meal, breakfast, access to wash and laundry facilities and a friendly host. 

What we do

Volunteer hosts open their homes to young homeless people facing a night on the streets or sleeping in an unsafe place. 

How we do it

Volunteer drivers ensure these young people get to a place of safety. Our Advice and Support Team assist the young person as they explore their housing options

The outcome

Shortstops are arranged on a Night-by-Night basis, a young person can stay for 1 night to several weeks, moving between hosts, giving themselves and partner agencies the opportunity to look for appropriate housing.

WHAT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY

Could you be a host?

If you have a spare room and want to help young homeless people, you could be a host. We provide full training, support and payments for hosting. 

Nightstop is a community response to a problem which is all too common in our community. This unique service is made possible by the generosity of inspirational people with a spare room and a desire to make a difference in a young person’s life.” 

– Sir Trevor McDonald, President of Depaul UK

WHAT OUR HOSTS HAVE TO SAY