Transforming Young Lives
We believe every young person has the right to discover their potential. Sadly, many don't have that opportunity.
we give a safe home to more than 650 young people facing homelessness in Sussex and Surrey
we prevent crisis by providing support and advice to 9,000 young people across Sussex and Surrey
the largest provider of mental health services and counselling for children, young people & families in Sussex
Who your donations support
Why we need your help
1 in 55
young people are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
to local youth services, leaving young people with lack of support & fewer prevention services
1 in 6
children & young people are thought to have a probable mental health condition
*stats refer to data collected from across the UK
YMCA DownsLink Group is a charity that works to prevent youth homelessness across Sussex and Surrey. Through our youth advice centre, community and school counselling services, family mediation and other services, we provide additional support to 9,000 children, young people and families each year. Our aim is to prevent young people from reaching crisis and to support them at this crucial stage in their lives so that can fulfil their potential.
Other ways to get involved
YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
By volunteering for YMCA DownsLink Group will you gain experience, learn new skills and meet some great people.
By partnering with us, your business will be driving positive and lasting change for young people in your community.
Latest news and blogs
Our Youth Council travelled from Guildford, Brighton and Worthing to continue discussing how to improve the experiences of residents across our supported housing projects.
YMCA DownsLink Group has made the strategic decision, not to retender to run St Patricks beyond its contract end date of March 2024, focusing service delivery on its missional client group of children and young people aged 16-25.
Brighton & Hove City Council has confirmed that it will not recommission the specialist housing youth advice and tenancy support contract delivered by Brighton’s Youth Advice Centre.