Providing accommodation to vulnerable young people since 1961

Providing accommodation to vulnerable young people since 1961

The JERSEY ASSOCIATION FOR YOUTH & FRIENDSHIP, known as JAYF, is a local charity providing safe, secure and affordable accommodation for young adults who find themselves in need of shelter through no fault of their own.

“The stability that JAYF provided me was fundamental to my growth and development and I simply would not be where I am today without the help of JAYF”.

JAYF was set up in 1961 and has since grown to provide some 29 bedsits for 18-25 year olds in four hostels, each overseen by living-in House Parents and supported by an experienced full-time Manager. JAYF also counts on the invaluable help of a Lead Worker who supports both the residents and the House Parents.

The charity aims to provide stability and security as a stepping stone to independent-living to ensure they build the necessary skills for optimum levels of health and well-being. During their journey with JAYF, they are supported to improve their education, training, employment skills and to access the appropriate services.

JAYF’s Main Committee is well resourced to carry out relevant responsibilities whilst rents at the hostels are subsidised by the JAYF APPEALS COMMITTEE, who organise fund raising events such as the JAYFS OPEN GARDENS from April to August, but extended to September in 2021.

Supporting and Collaborating Organisations

Thank you AZTEC for your continued support since 2019

Thank you WAITROSE for supporting JAYF with your donation of household items

Thank you FUNGI DELECTI for your contribution to the Open Gardens cream teas 

Thank you JERSEY DAIRY for your contribution to the Open Gardens cream teas