Become a Room Sponsor: Change a Young Life

This is not a home.

Sponsor a room today, change a life forever.

Transform the lives of young people

As a Room Sponsor, your regular donation can support young people to feel safe and hopeful again.

As a Room Sponsor, your regular donation can support young people to feel safe and hopeful again. Most young people stay for at least four months – and many longer (on average 2 years). Here they can get the advice and support they need to regain confidence, develop skills and get in to work or education.

But changing a life full of challenges doesn’t happen overnight, so that’s why we need regular gifts from Room Sponsors to help people like Becky.

Becky's story:
"I feel like I've got a future now..."

Becky was just 10 when her Mum died. Her Dad started to drink heavily and neglected her. At 17, she decided she couldn't stay there anymore and found herself homeless. Alone and scared, she had nowhere left to turn. Until she found us.

YMCA DownsLink Group gave Becky a safe place to call home, in 24-hour supported accommodation. With the help of her project support worker, she is starting to rebuild her life, and is looking forward to the future. 

Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate
YMCA shoot Brighton September 2020 -
Models used for shootFor more info contact: Ruth Cobb
Head of Marketing & CommunicationsT 01273 222583
M 07957 254 582
My support worker is great and she's always there if I need someone to talk to. I'm back in college now and doing music which I love. I feel like I've got a future now and things are even getting better with my Dad.

Without a place to stay, it’s hard to find a place in the world. Help young people in need discover both.


As a RoomSponsor you’ll get real, regular feedback from the young people who are turning their lives around, thanks to your regular donation. You’ll also receive a welcome pack and thank you gift.

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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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