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. 

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