HostNation believes every refugee deserves a friend.
A digital means of connecting those offering friendship with those needing it.
Currently working in Greater London & Teesside.
We are a city & town-based introductory service connecting residents to refugees through small acts of kindness, inclusion and friendship. As a result of Covid we now offer ‘smart’ befriending where matching, introductions and initial befriending can also take place online. Regular video-calls are followed by face-to-face meet ups when both parties feel ready. We ask for a minimum commitment of three months but many matches tell us they have become friends for life.
Our towns and cities are much friendlier places with a local by your side.
Total number of HostNation befriender hours
in the first 3 months of befriending
If you like what we’re trying to do, but are not in London or Teesside or don’t have the time to befriend, then please consider a one-off or recurring donation.
For a fairly comprehensive list of organisations that provide refugee support - advice, casework, housing, legal, social, drop-in centres - use our links and help befriendees find the support in the capital that they need.