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If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless you may find that one of the following may be able to help:

YMCA Hostel Eligibility Criteria


Watford New Hope Trust - Housing Provider in Watford
DENS - Night Shelter and Day Centre in Hemel Hempstead
Open Door St Albans - Night Shelter and Day Centre in St Albans
Watford Borough Council - Local Housing information
Three Rivers District Council - Local Housing information
Hertsmere Borough Council - Local Housing information
GROW - single homeless males 25+

Welwyn Hatfield Council - If you are over 18 and have an urgent housing need please call the 24 hour housing helpline on 0800 111 4484. They may be able to refer you to one of our Rough Sleeper Emergency Provision rooms, subject to a risk assessment and room availability

Shelter have an up-to-date list of all vacant spaces in hostels/ shelters, but usually these will be based in London. Contact Shelter on their immediate advice line 0808 8004 444

Children, Schools & Families helpline - If you are under 18 and have an immediate housing need, or you know someone who is under 18 with an immediate housing need call 0300 123 4043 and advise them of the situation. 


Community Mental Health Team
CRI - help with substance addiction, domestic abuse, homelessness, crime
AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
NA - Narcotics Anonymous

General Advice

CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau
Watford Woman’s Centre - Empowering women to make informed choices
Alternatives - Support for women and girls including unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage and abortion