In 2017-2018 we are delighted to record that

  • Our support housing services provided 926 young people at risk of homelessness somewhere to live
  • YMCA Dialogue provided counselling in over 90 schools and colleges
  • YMCA Dialogue provided counselling and wellbeing services to over 3,000 children, young people and their families
  • Over 3,000 young people sought advice and support at YMCA YAC
  • YMCA WiSE reached 4,000 children through group sessions and assemblies raising awareness about sexual exploitation and healthy relationships
  • Through our project YMCA Right Here we worked with the NHS and YMCA England & Wales on the #IAMWHOLE campaign which reached 3.7m people on World Mental Health day
  • 100 young people seeking accommodation, employment or training accessed our mentoring scheme YMCA Positive Placements
  • 54 individual young people were helped to achieve their goals through the YMCA Life Change Fund, such as bicycle and safety equipment to get to work on time

Gary's story

Read how after years of struggling with poor mental health, Gary has been able to move forward with the support of his YMCA Positive Placements mentor.

Ali’s story

Ali left Iran aged 15 because his life was threatened. Read how living in a YMCA hostel helped him to adjust to a new life in the UK, and how his future is now looking positive.

Thea’s story

Thea was ready to move on from living in a YMCA hostel to take up a university place, but lack of funds was stopping her. Read how YMCA’s Life Change Fund opened the way.