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.

What we do

At YMCA Downslink we focus on the following key areas of work:

Accommodation

We offer housing and accommodation services, as well as housing advice services, to young people across Sussex and Surrey.

Family Work

YMCA DownsLink Group offers family support services to people across Sussex and Surrey. In addition, we offer family counselling to aid in family relationships.

Health & Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a concept that encompasses both physical and mental health. Our services provide benefits in both of these areas.

Support & Advice

We offer support and advice services to young people in Sussex and Surrey. These range from services offering support with a specific issue, to more general advice services.

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Training & Education

YMCA DownsLink Group’s Learning Team provide a variety of opportunities to re-engage vulnerable young people with a range of needs and learning barriers, back into a learning environment.

Support our Work

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.

Fundraise

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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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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