"People think it's because....." Reasons for Youth Homelessness Violence in parental home Family conflict and breakdown Death of a parent/parents or other family members Asked to leave by parent/family/carer Loss of employment Mental health Lack of affordable housing Financial difficulty and benefit Issues Overcrowding Entering/Leaving Prison Long term ill health Sometimes its safer for young people to leave home rather than stay. Hidden Homelessness Each year many young people find themselves sleeping on friends/families sofas for months at a time. They are the hidden homeless because although they may be safe from sleeping on the streets, they do not have a place they can call home. Doorway’s drop in centre is also available to absolutely any young person who doesn’t have a stable place to live or is at risk of losing their home. You don’t need to be referred, simply come along to our Centre from 10 – 4 Monday – Friday to get help. There is no single solution to homelessness, which is why Doorway offers a holistic service to prevent homelessness, provide homes and rebuild lives – and we work closely with lots of agencies to tackle homelessness in Warwickshire together. Please help homeless young people in Warwickshire by donating to us. Please select a donation amount (required) £5 It's all about the basics! Help us to buy essential items such as toothbrushes, toiletries and food. £25 Will help young people to gain valuable life skills and achieve nationally accredited AQA qualifications in various subjects such as Managing Household Budgets and Interview Skills. £50 Will buy a Starter Pack containing essential items young people need for independent living. Other Set up a regular payment Donate e.