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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Work for Us

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

Volunteer For Us

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.

Latest news and blogs

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Significant challenges facing young people

Young people and the charities that support them face unprecedented challenges

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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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