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Y’s Girls mentoring programme looking for new volunteer mentors

The Y’s Girls Mentoring programme, a community-led mentoring programme for female-identifying young people in Brighton and Hove, is getting ready to welcome a new cohort of young people and mentors to build on the successes of its first year!

In solidarity with transgender young people and colleagues

We are appalled by the government’s refusal to include transgender people in the forthcoming legislation to ban on conversion therapy for gay and bisexual people. YMCA DLG stands in solidarity with transgender, non-binary and gender-exploring young people using our services, and colleagues.
Zoom call to Afganistan

Chaplaincy goes international

Elly McKay-Smith, our East Sussex and Guildford Chaplain, reflects on the wonders of technology as she was able to share an amazing moment with the families of two of our Afghanistan residents.

ServiceMaster Clean Room unveiled in Guildford

Our valued corporate partners Service MasterClean have joined our Room Sponsorship scheme by sponsoring a room at our Guildford Foyer for a year.

Local Business Amplicon become our first ever corporate room sponsors

We are delighted to announce that Amplicon has become the first local business to sponsor a room for a vulnerable young person in one of our 24 hour supported accommodation projects in Brighton.

Two UASC residents running the Hastings Half Marathon with their Project Worker

Two of our UASC (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children) residents at YMCA Hastings Foyer, will be joining forces with Project Worker Mo Pearce to run the famously challenging route of the Hastings Half Marathon.  

YMCA WiSE receives funding to continue helping young people affected by sexual violence

YMCA WiSE project has received funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey to support children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation.

Crawley LGBTQU+ Haven Celebrates Pride Month with a funding injection from Crawley Borough Council

The LGBTQU+ Haven in Crawley was launched in April 2021 and has now been up and running at YMCA YAC in Crawley for just under a year, offering local young people (aged 11-25) with access to weekly youth groups, as well as 1:1 support sessions, all facilitated by a dedicated team of LGBTQU+ Youth Workers and Volunteers.

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