YMCA in Bournemouth

We believe in helping people build a better future – help us combat youth homelessness and enable positive change for young people’s lives.

The YMCA’s vision is of an inclusive Christian Movement, transforming communities so that everyone truly belongs, contributes and thrives. Here at the YMCA there are a diverse range of programmes helping to serve the needs of the local community from housing, youth work and children’s work to health and fitness. We support children, young people and their families to become all that they can be.

Our impact is best shown by the people we help.

The YMCA helps some of the most vulnerable people facing homelessness and provides a safe place to stay with holistic support.

Our residents are from all different backgrounds – here is an interview with an Ex-Military Personnel who suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and had to leave the army finding himself homeless. Anyone could suddenly find themselves unable to work and YMCA are there to offer a safe place to stay with holistic support needed to return to independent living:

The YMCA has many youth-led projects which help disabled young people have a voice in the community.

Joely has Aspergers Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But she does not ‘suffer’ from a disability, she views her disability as a gift. Joely is such an inspiring young lady who is passionate about improving the lives of young disabled people. We feel so lucky that she is part of shaping The Chatterbox Project and helping us to make change happen.

For more information on YMCA England, please contact:
Andrew Mortimer (Communications Manager): Andrew.mortimer@england.ymca.org.uk
020 7186 9543 / 07972 669623