• "Haven First helped me get my life back on track" - Taegan

  • "I was rescued by a team of very dedicated caring people always ready to listen and help" - Barrie

  • "I was in a dark low place and didn't know we're to turn haven gave me a chance to find me again" - John
  • "You gave me a chance when I was pretty much out of chances, you gave me hope when I was hopeless and you gave me your time and advice when I really needed it" - Gary
    "The haven is a safe place"- John

  • "Sheltering, Supporting and Shaping Lives"

  • "You guys are a saviour"- Gary
  • "the staff are amazing people. I was greeted by people who genuinely cared about me [...] I will always be grateful"- Angie
    "The haven is a safe place"- John
  • "My father lived in your Stevenage hostel two years ago [...] he was extremely well looked after and made good friends there"- Pheobe
    "Sheltering, Supporting and Shaping Lives"

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supporting Homeless People in stevenage and north hertfordshire


Haven First, (formerly Stevenage Haven and North Herts Sanctuary) provides support to those experiencing homelessness in North Hertfordshire. With three sites in Baldock, Hitchin and Stevenage, we are able to provide support and shelter for over 56 residents.
At the centre of what we do, is having a full understanding of the complex issues surrounding homelessness. With our team of highly trained and experienced staff, we support over 200 people per year, not only with a warm bed and hot meals, but with the vital support needed to lead an independent life and move on from our sites, into permanent, independent accommodation.
As well as accommodation, our support services include: counselling, specialist substance abuse support, mental & physical wellbeing training, life skills & budgeting, and we are now proud to employ a outreach service supporting people experiencing street homelessness. We work with a number of key organisations and have 14 move-on properties to ensure that through our support we are able to break the never ending cycle of homelessness.


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November 2021 Newsletter

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Resident 10k Walk

After expressing an interest in doing some fundraising for Haven First at a resident meeting, the residents have worked together with staff, deciding to do a sponsored 10k walk from our current Stevenage site to the site of our new Letchworth site on September 4th at 10am!


The residents have set themselves a fundraising target of £1000 so any contribution will be appreciated. You can donate here: https://bit.ly/3gJxr8r


We’re sure you will agree that this is an incredibly generous effort from our residents who have already been through so much to get here and we hope they will serve as an inspiration to all.