supporting children & young people in Hastings and local communities.
140 young people
given a safe home every night.
people have been supported by our counselling service
Preventing youth homelessness in Hastings
Vulnerable children and young people have never been more at risk. We provide vital services so that young people in Hastings, who may have had a difficult start in life, can create a brighter future.
Our impact in Hastings
Our YMCA in Hastings provides a range of services for children and young people, 16 to 25, which act as a 'safety-net' to catch those at risk.
Children and young people facing homelessness in Hastings can find a safe, supportive home with us. Our 24 hour supported housing is so much more than 'just a room'. We provide wraparound support so that our residents can get the emotional support, life skills and help back into education, training or employment to enable them to 'move on' successfully to independence. Our dedicated staff (and volunteers) help young people develop the tools they need to reach their full potential.
More information about our services
Meet the team
Our staff provide young people with the support they need to reach their full potential. We wouldn't be able to transform young lives without them.
Other services for young people at risk
Mental Health Support
Our YMCA Dialogue has been delivering counselling and therapy to children and young people since 1994.
Contact information for housing advice
We run one 24 hour supported housing projects in the area, for young people between the ages of 16 and 25.
We also manage several 'Transitional Properties' across Hastings for young people who are capable of managing a tenancy and are ready for independent living. These young people still have access to a key worker to provide housing related support.
If you are a young person at risk, or have concerns about someone, contact us through the following;
- Enquiries relating to accommodation can be directed to [email protected] or 01424 612831
- Referrals for supported accommodation to be made through the single allocation point at [email protected]
- Enquiries and referrals for transitional housing to be directed to [email protected]
For more information about our supported housing click here
How our work helps
Poppy didn’t realise she was being subjected to sexual exploitation. Spending time with a YMCA WiSE project worker opened her eyes to the reality of her situation.