Artists Open Houses has partnered Sussex Nightstop in 2023 for their 15th anniversary fundraiser ‘Sleepsafe’, to help them support our city’s homeless young people.
The charity provides safe, welcoming places to stay for young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Brighton & Hove. This prevents rough sleeping and the dangers associated with it.
"Nightstop made me feel at home while homeless. It’s a very important service that has a positive impact on those that use it."
Just as artists open their houses during the festival, the short-term accommodation provided by Sussex Nightstop is in the homes of volunteer hosts: kind people with a spare room and a desire to help, who they recruit, train and support.
“When people have experienced marginalisation or harm, it’s so rewarding to see them feel safe…”
While guests recuperate in welcoming homes, a service co-ordinator connects them with local services and supports their journey into safe and suitable accommodation.
Sussex Nightstop is a small charity with a big impact. Their service reminds people at desperate times that people care, which builds confidence and belief - important ingredients in a young person’s ability to maintain the good stuff in their life, seize new opportunities and bring about positive change for themselves.
“Nightstop restored my faith in human kindness”
Please join our 15th anniversary fundraiser and help us reach our target of £15,000.