The Haven - KCAH's Winter Night Shelter

We have been overseeing the running of winter night shelters since 2009. In 2018, with the investment of new funding to tackle rough sleeping in Kingston Upon Thames. KCAH opened The Haven, a night shelter with 30 bed spaces. The Haven is now running for a second year to build on the great work that has already been done. We have been open since the 4th of November and operate between two amazing local venues at All Saints and Kingsgate Churches.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Night Shelter, please contact


YMCA St Paul's Group in Surbiton

The hostel at YMCA Surbiton has a nomination agreement with the Royal Borough of Kingston for 90 bed spaces. The hostel also accepts referrals from Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness. The hostel does not take self-referrals.

Length of stay

  • Minimum 1 month
  • Maximum 2 years
  • Average 18 months

See their website for further information.