Useful Links


Hope4Harlow is a new venture starting in January 2016 that aims to provide a nightshelter for the homeless in Harlow, by asking for 7 different venues to each open their doors one night of the week. In 2016 it will start when our Christmas Haven shuts, and run to the end of January.


Streets2Homes is a charity for the homeless with a permanent  base at Whych Elm, Harlow.

They run a day centre which seeks to reach out to and help homeless people.

They  provide a safe and friendly environment in which they assist in a number of ways, including finding accommodation.

The day centre provides a place to access  housing advice, social contact, training sessions, employment advice, health services, washing facilities, food, clothing, general guidance and support.


StreetLink provide a phone line 0300 500 0914 and website which will help link someone sleeping on the street with local advice and services.

Please save the StreetLink number to your phone and next time you see someone rough sleeping, call or visit

The phone line and website pass information directly to existing local services and the person reporting the problem will receive details of the action the local authority normally takes when they are told someone is sleeping rough. StreetLink will also contact the council within 10 working days to find out what has happened as a result of the alert and, if requested, provide the person who made the report with an update.

Harlow Foodbank

Harlow Foodbank is working to restore dignity and revive hope, seeking to combat hidden hunger in Harlow and the surrounding area by supporting local people in crisis.

It works in partnership with churches, schools, supermarkets, businesses and front-line professional care agencies to provide this valuable community resource.

Maybury Open Door

Maybury Open Door provide opportunities for people to work together to support social need in their community. It is a community drop-in resource which welcomes adults from 18+ years to promote community spirit and integration.