About Us

YMCA believes in fairness and opportunity. There are essential building blocks for a full and rewarding life: a safe home; acceptance; guidance; friendship; physical and mental health; academic support; employment skills; and access to real opportunities.

Many young people have never known these things; other people have lost one or more as they grew up, but we all need them.

All of us. At YMCA, we provide these critical foundations for a fresh, strong start for young people and a better quality of life in the community.

Our vision and values

Read our vision and values.

George Williams

Our History & Heritage

Find out more about our history and heritage.

What we do

Learn about what we do and why.

Denise Hatton, YMCA England CEO


Read about our history and find out more about our trustees, president and patron.


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