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DENS The Elms
Need advice and a warm secure bed? Each night we provide a hot meal, drinks, showers, washing facilities, TV and internet access and friendly, approachable staff to help you get back on your feet. For a referral please contact 01442 800131 or receptiontheelms@dens.org.uk

The Elms, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP2 7AZ

The Swan Foyer (Berkhamsted)
Housing young people (aged 16-25) to help them to become independent so they can eventually have their own homes. For access contact directly on 01442 384344 or through Housing Options Service at Dacorum Borough Council.

Open Door Night Shelter (St Albans)
Providing emergency overnight accommodation and a hot meal. Contact on 01727 859113

Watford New Hope Trust (Watford)
Providing emergency overnight accommodation and a hot meal. Contact through the Haven Support Centre at 4 Whippendell Road, Watford, WD18 7LU (open Monday-Friday, Drop In - 8:30am - 10:30am, 1-2-1 Appointments - 10:30am - 1pm) Contact on 01923 801382

Places to go during the day

DENS Day Centre
Need friendship, advice and support? Visit Bury Lodge (at the entrance to Gadebridge Park on Queensway, address below). From Monday to Thursday, DENS Day Centre operates as a Drop-in Centre providing lunch, advice, IT training and activities. On Fridays, DENS Day Centre staff offers one-to-one quality support and training by appointment. Advice sessions with other agencies.

Day Centre, Bury Lodge, 1 Queensway, Hemel Hempstead, Monday to Thursday or Friday by appointment - contact on 01442 275900.

Learn Direct
Computer and other training.

Bridge Street, Hemel Hempstead. 01442 867820

The Library
Read a good book in the warm, help with CV's etc.

Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1HH

Opening hours: Monday: 09.00-18.00 Tuesday: 12.00- 18.00 Wednesday: 09.00-18.00 Thursday: 09.00-18.00 Friday: 09.00-18.00 Saturday: 09.30-16.00 Sunday: 12.00-16.00

The Salvation Army Tea Room
Waterhouse Street, Hemel Hempstead. Open Monday - Friday from 10am - 12pm

Photo credit: Francesca Kirkland
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