The number of young people who are homeless in the the North East has risen by almost a fifth in the past 12 months.
The charity Nightstop - which helps them - is now calling for more volunteers to come forward. All you need, they say, is a spare room and a kind heart.
Watch the full report from Derek Proud below.
To find out more about how you can get involved with Nightstop, you can email email@example.com or telephone 0191 253 6161.
PM award for North East charity
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has awarded Nightstop North East a prestigious Big Society Award.
The project provides safe emergency accommodation for homeless young people aged 16-25.
Volunteers provide a safe place to sleep, washing facilities and breakfast for up to 14 nights.
The team of 31 volunteers across Tyne & Wear and County Durham, has now expanded to include Teesside as well as Northumberland and County Durham.