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Anyone could be the perfect SASH Host

There’s no such thing as a typical SASH Host. All you need is a spare room, an open mind and a willingness to help young people in need. After many of our existing hosts understandably had to take a step back from hosting during the coronavirus pandemic, we urgently need to train more hosts across North and East Yorkshire. We need your help to keep on providing vital youth homelessness prevention services in our community.

We give vulnerable young people a safe and stable place to stay, when they have nowhere else to go.

SASH is a registered charity preventing homelessness in young people aged 16 to 25 throughout North and East Yorkshire.

When young people are facing homelessness, we can offer a spare room in the home of a trained volunteer and support to move forward.


"My mental health got really bad. I developed really bad anxiety and I stopped going to college for a year. When I went into SASH, everything changed."

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“I wasn’t safe at home and I couldn’t be myself.”

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“I came into SASH when I was 16. Social services had been involved at home for a while and things weren’t getting any better."

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Ali and Andrew, York

"We provide the space and stability – they do the hard work and find their way in the world"

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Together with our volunteers, we support young people to lead positive, independent lives.

Maggie and Pete, East Yorkshire

"I was thinking about my children and if things had been different, it would be nice to know that there were people there to help them and offer a safe secure place for them to stay."

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Sue, Richmondshire

"Some of them want to sit and talk, others don’t. I just leave it up to them. If they want to be alone, they can be alone, if they want to be a part of my family, they can."

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Denise and Brian, Selby

"It’s nice to be providing just that step along the road to help them to something better."

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Our ambition is that those we help should never experience homelessness again.

Putting a roof over a young person’s head solves the immediate problem, but young people who become homeless tend to have very complex issues. We need to solve these too if we are to prevent homelessness in the long term.

We work intensively with those we help, our hosts and a multitude of other agencies in order to achieve this.

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