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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0191 253 6161.