Our Impact

We are aware of the positive impact we have on the lives of the children and young people we encounter.  Every year we support over 12,000 individuals operating from our centres in Brighton & Hove, Guildford, Horsham, Crawley, Lewes and Worthing.  In 2015-2016 we are delighted to record that we:

  • Provided 794 young people with somewhere to live during the year
  • Provided 670 young people with a housing support service that supported them towards independence
  • Helped 166 young people move on in a planned way towards independent living
  • Saw 4,500 people accessing the services of our advice teams in Brighton & Hove, and West Sussex
  • Helped over 740 people through our Safe Space project in Brighton and Hove, a notable increase of 40% on last year
  • Have counsellors in 74 schools as well as 15 community settings across Sussex, Brighton and Hove and West Surrey
  • Provided counselling to over 8,300 children and young people
  • Delivered school workshops about emotional wellbeing with our young Right Here volunteers to over 1,000 young people
  • Raised awareness and provided support to sexually exploited children and young people in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and Surrey through our YMCA WiSE project
  • Case worked 66 young people and worked with a further 281 through group work to ensure their safety and protection from exploitation
  • Trained over 1,250 professionals (from various organisations that work with children and young people) to identify and respond to the signs of sexual exploitation and support them to embed good practice in their own organisations