Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship (Hostels for young people)

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What is JAYF?

Since 1961 the Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship ( JAYF ) has provided safe and homely accommodation to young people aged between 18 and 25 years who would otherwise be homeless through no fault of their own.

JAYF aims to provide a degree of stability and security as a stepping stone to finding full-time employment and finding more permanent accommodation.

Available accommodation

The charity currently runs four hostels, which can accommodate up to 29 residents in mainly self-contained units with access to cooking, laundry and communal facilities. Residents receive support from designated house parents and an experienced Manager who provide guidance and encouragement as they embark upon their chosen paths, whether in education, training or employment.

The demand for accommodation is currently at its highest ever due to the impact of COVID on young people including loss of employment and family breakdown.

Fundraising activities include the popular Open Gardens where volunteers are always welcome.


For further information please contact Emma Roberts.

Jeune House,
32 Havre Des Pas,
St Helier,

Tel: +447797716575

JAYF is kindly supported by the Aztec Group.