Mend: Couch Surfers has an important mission
A ‘couch surfer’ is a homeless person who is currently “couch surfing” with a ‘Host’ – a friend or relative’s residence. Our vision is to provide a platform allowing for both Couch Surfer and Host to resolve any issues and provide a long-term solution for the Couch Surfer.
Couch surfing is a form of homelessness* where the couch surfer is temporarily staying at someone’s home. Our aim is to connect with services that can support them in finding longer-term solutions. Including alternate housing, at the same time, we look to support the host and couch surfer during this process. (avoiding a breakdown in the relationship with someone who could be a support in the future)
Our Partner Organisations
Our ambitions can’t be achieved without the help of the organisations with whom we partner.
Couch Surfer Textline
The couch surfer text line is a facility to support individuals who needed to couch surf and can communicate in 109 languages.