Depaul UK helps young people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged. It's the largest charity for young homeless people in the UK, and since it was founded in 1989 has helped over 50,000 people. It continues to work with over 3,500 young people each year.
Depaul UK works in a variety of ways to support young homeless people.
They protect young people by finding them a place to call home.
They prevent young people becoming homeless by rebuilding family relationships and offering through the gate support to young offenders.
They provide young people with the chance to fulfil their potential through education, volunteering and training.
Depaul UK specialises in working in communities where poverty and long-term unemployment have resulted in generations of social exclusion and high rates of homelessness. With 42 projects, as well as 45 affiliated Nightstop schemes, its services for young people work across six key areas:
- Accommodation and Resettlement
- Training and Employment
- Family Mediation
- Prison and Resettlement
- Volunteering and Mentoring
- Work in the Community
To help sustain these services Depaul UK develops partnerships and works to secure funding to make sure it has the resources and scope to make a real impact in the lives of thousands of young people across the UK.