“This is quite tough for me to write. But if telling you my story helps other young people, then the struggle will have been worth it.”

Every hour, a young and vulnerable person becomes homeless. It’s not right, is it?

YMCA is the oldest and largest youth charity in the world

In England and Wales, we intensively support 228,000 young people every year, ensuring each young person we meet has an opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive.

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As the YMCA federation in England and Wales, we focus on the following key areas of work

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