If you are homeless and need a safe place to stay tonight, then these places might be able to help you:
Open Door Homelessness Service, St Albans
If you are over 18 and need a place for the night, you may be able to stay at Open Door at 8 Bricket Road in the centre of St Albans. Call 01727 859113 or click here for more information.
Young people under 18
If you’re homeless and need a place tonight, the council’s housing department may be able to help you. You don’t have to be sleeping on the street to be considered homeless; for example you may be staying on a friend’s sofa, or you may be at risk of violence where you are staying. St Albans City and District Council can be contacted on 01727 819355.
Other organisations that might be able to help you include Childline, call 0800 11 11.
Other local organisations that provide help to people in vulnerable circumstances
Centre 33 is a drop in centre in St Albans providing hot meals and drinks for rough sleepers, those in temporary accommodation or people looking for a place to relax and be sociable. To contact centre 33 call 01727 830901
St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge provides a safe comfortable, conflict free environment for women and women with children who are suffering domestic abuse. For St Albans call 01727 824425.
Addiction and recovery
If you are having problems with addiction, or are in recovery, the following local organisations may be able to help:
The Living Room is an addiction recovery charity. For appointments in St Albans call 01727 854479.
St Albans & District Foodbank works with local agencies to help people struggling to put food on the table. More details can be found by clicking here.
Citizens Advice St Albans provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. Contact them on 03444 111 444
What do I do if I know someone who needs help?
If you are concerned about someone you've seen sleeping or living rough in the St Albans area, please contact our Safe Streets outreach service. You can call Open Door on 01727 859113 or send an email by clicking here. Please provide as much information as possible about the person and when and where you have seen them to help us make contact with them.