What we do

We provide vital practical and emotional support so that young people who are homeless can move from crisis to stability.

Help in a crisis and a path out of homelessness.

The Clock Tower Sanctuary is the only drop-in day centre for homeless 16-to-25 year olds in the city. Based in central Brighton, it's a place where young people who have nowhere to call home can feel safe and 'just be'. We listen and respond to what they need and treat everyone as an individual. We know that no young person chooses to be homeless. 


Crisis support - when young homeless people arrive here they are often in a state of distress. We meet their immediate needs by providing a freshly-cooked and healthy hot meal, clean clothes and a hot shower. Last year, we provided more than 1,500 showers and our volunteers cooked hundreds of hot lunches. We know that homelessness can be a very isolating experience, so we offer a friendly face and listening ear. 

Building trust, self-esteem and confidence - we run weekly activities and workshops which help our clients to build their self-esteem and gain new life skills including yoga, fitness, table tennis, men's group and women's group, CV writing, healthy eating, anger management and budgeting.  

Towards stability - every young person who arrives here has their own unique set of circumstances. We assign each client a Support Co-ordinator who works through a plan to identify and access the services they need, such as seeing a doctor or getting registered for benefits. We also help our clients to find housing and look for training or work. We can meet the travel costs of attending interviews or buying a smart pair of shoes, or clothing. 

Partnership working - as a small charity, we collaborate with lots of other organisations and aim to make sure that any young person who is homeless or insecurely housed, knows about us and feels welcome to come to us for help. We work with agencies who can help with substance misuse, domestic violence and mental health, as these can be barriers which prevent our clients from finding a pathway out of their crisis. 

Last year, we had 4,008 visits from young people who had nowhere to call home.


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Where we are

Day centre entrance for young people

You can find us just off Ship Street. We're in a little alley way between a clothes shop and a cafe called The Trading Post. Look for the sign on the street.

Office entrance for visitors and deliveries
We are at Wenlock House,  41-43 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1RH. You can find us to the left of The Body Shop. 

Opening hours - revised

Due to COVID-19, we are running a more limited service at the day centre. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10.00am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 2.30pm. Please phone us on 01273 722 353 and press option 1 to book a slot to come along and use the facilities . 

Email and phone

You can call us - 01273 722 353

Or email us - info@thects.org.uk