Contact Hostel
— More than just a place to stay


Contact provides accommodation and practical support for homeless teenage girls from the Manchester area. Since 1970 we have helped over 800 young women get back on their feet.



Michelle's story

"Without Contact I don’t know where I would be, they have helped me turn my life around. It is the best place I could have hoped for when I became homeless."

Michelle was 16 when she came to Contact. She had no stability and would stay in bed until 5pm most days. Michelle is now working as a civil servant for Ofsted and has her own flat.

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"I enjoy living at the hostel because it has given me the opportunity to learn new things and do stuff that I’ve not really done before. I’ve slowly learnt how to become more independent."

Zara came from an abusive family. She is now living at Contact, studying at college and discovering her own identity.

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What we offer

We have bedrooms for up to eight young women, offering a welcoming and homely atmosphere in the heart of South Manchester. We also help young women with the next stage - whether they want to return to education, start a job or explore training opportunities.



Dedicated to making a change

Our well-established, all-women team has a wealth of experience in working with both adults and children.

With our knowledge from working in a wide range of backgrounds, including the NHS and social services, we can provide support for young people with a variety of different needs.