YMCA DownsLink Group is a charity that works to prevent youth homelessness across Sussex and Surrey. Every night, we provide accommodation to more than 750 young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Through our youth advice centres, community and school counselling services, family mediation and other youth focussed services, we also provide additional support to 10,000 children, young people and families each year.

Our main centres include: Brighton & Hove, Guildford, Horsham, Crawley, Eastbourne, Hastings and Worthing.

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YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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By volunteering for YMCA DLG will you gain experience, learn new skills and meet some great people.


Taking part in one of our fundraising events or organising your own is a great way to support our projects.

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Magical Christmas at YMCA DownsLink Group

Magical Christmas at YMCA DownsLink Group

Charlie Worsfold a former resident at YMCA DownsLink Group shares her experience of Christmas in Supported Housing. “I ...
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YMCA DownsLink Group attend the Youth Matters Awards 2021

On Friday 5th November, the annual YMCA Youth Matters Awards ceremony, which celebrates the achievements of young people, ...
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Celebrating unsung hero Dr Harold Moody

During Black History Month, unsung hero, Dr Harold Moody's achievements and impact have been recognised and celebrated. Dr ...
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YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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