When a young person becomes homeless they are often profoundly lonely, isolated and vulnerable. Without support they can easily become trapped in a life of poverty, exclusion, or worse.
By becoming a Roomsponsor you can help them to turn their life around.
Young people who are homeless or in unsuitable accommodation are among the most vulnerable groups in our society. The knock-on effect of not having a home can be devastating. Not only do homeless young people often have problems staying in education, training or employment but they also face difficulties including low self-esteem, poor health, and, in some cases, they develop mental health problems.
The YMCA is at the forefront of work to support young people facing housing crisis and we are the largest voluntary provider of supported housing for young people.
This is where your participation within the Roomsponsor programme is particularly pivotal. Young people are given a second chance in life and reminded that there are people out there, like you, who care.
Visit our dedicated Roomsponsor website to find out more or to become a Roomsponsor.