Action for Homeless

Where to find help

This page is for help with addiction whether it be alcohol, drugs or gambling, but also offers support in recovery.

National Helpline

The NA Helpline is often the first point of contact for people needing support and advice about the nature of drug addiction. Anyone from the using addict, their friends and family members through to drug workers and the press are welcome to call. read more

This site is to help provide basic informational material on the AA Fellowship, and in response to requests for data in a format suitable for filing and ready reference.

Millions of men and women have heard or read about the unique Fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous since its founding in 1935. Of these, more than 2,000,000 now call themselves members. People who once drank to excess, they finally acknowledged that they could not handle alcohol, and now live a new way of life without it.

Hightown is a charitable housing association (operating in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire) aiming to help people who need support and care or who cannot afford to buy or rent a home at market values. We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people.

We currently manage almost 6,000 homes – mostly in the Dacorum, St Albans, Watford, Aylesbury Vale, North Herts and Hertsmere districts and employ over 900 staff (mainly in our care and supported housing schemes).

Run entirely by a dedicated staff of volunteers, Centre 33 is a drop-in centre where homeless and socially or materially disadvantaged people in the St Albans community can come to relax, be social, and enjoy a free meal and a drink in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Please do browse this site where we hope you will find all the information about the Centre you may be looking for.  If you do not, please do send an email to and we will do our best to answer whatever further questions you may have.

hyh is a unique charity in Hertfordshire providing services to support vulnerable people.

Our focus is on preventing homelessness – from education in schools and family mediation through to supporting 16-24 year olds in their first homes or caring for adults of all ages who have mental health issues and housing needs.

Our FREE services empower young people to be able to deal with the difficult situations in their lives, give them the ability and confidence to ‘do it themselves’ and ultimately find stability.

Last year Crisis published Everybody In, a ground-breaking piece of work which sets out a long-term strategy for UK Governments to end homelessness. Central to this plan is the urgent need for us to build dramatically more social housing.

StreetLink exists to help end rough sleeping by enabling members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them.

Alongside our alcohol and drugs services, we offer support to young people, those in the criminal justice system and anyone looking to live a healthier, happier life.

Emmaus Hertfordshire is a homelessness charity providing up to 39 formerly homeless people with a safe home environment and the opportunity to work. We have six fabulous stores located across Hertfordshire, filled with quality secondhand furniture, warrantied electrical items, and clothes. Emmaus collects donated furniture and other household items which are recycled, restored and resold. This funds the community and helps people to move on from homelessness. We provide skilled work and training and a stable home environment, thereby giving people a chance to regain their self-esteem.

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

The Living Room, provide community rehabilitation/ recovery support in St Albans (as well as Stevenage and Watford)

We offer free group therapy for anyone with an addiction in Hertfordshire 5 days per week, as well as support for family and carers.

The Living Room also work in partnership with the drug and alcohol treatment provider Change Grow Live and the substance misuse housing provider Emerging Futures.