young people in the East Midlands are at risk of homelessness each week.
young people are supported by YMCA RoomSponsor each year across England & Wales.
young people were declared homeless or were threatened with homelessness last year*.
By donating £12 per month, you can help provide a safe space for young people at risk of homelessness in our community.
At YMCA Derbyshire, we give young people the tools they need to create a secure and hopeful future for themselves. Your donation can help provide:
A place to call home in a warm and nurturing community.
Mental health support, counselling and mentoring.
Practical courses to teach skills such as budgeting and cooking.
Opportunities to gain skills, qualifications and employment.
Become a RoomSponsor for YMCA Derbyshire today and support the young people in our community.
Read about Lucy – just one of the thousands of young people supported by YMCA RoomSponsors
At the age of just 16, Lucy found herself homeless.
With the help of YMCA, Lucy was provided with a warm place to stay, emotional support and the tools to learn life skills so she could cook, manage her money and make her way back into college.
Lucy was able to overcome the trauma she had endured and now dreams of becoming a YMCA support worker to help young people just like her.
Can you help young people like Lucy living at YMCA Derbyshire by becoming a RoomSponsor?
Transform the lives of young people through your regular donation to YMCA Derbyshire.
Each week across the East Midlands, 83 young people are at risk of becoming homeless.
Many have had a difficult start in life, and don’t have anywhere to call home. Soaring rent prices, energy and food bills have made finding a place to belong seem impossible.
YMCA Derbyshire provides a safe and supportive environment so young people can face the future with hope.
When you become a RoomSponsor you’ll see how your generous support is transforming the lives of young people in your area.
When you become a RoomSponsor you will:
Receive regular updates from YMCA, including inspiring stories from young people in your local area.
Have the chance to send a personal message of support to a young person staying with us.
Receive our bi-annual newsletter – packed with astonishing stories and news on the great work of YMCA.
Be able to proudly display your YMCA sticker and join thousands of other kind people just like you, who are part of the RoomSponsor community.
Department for Housing, Levelling Up and Communities, Statutory homelessness in England: financial year 2022-23, 13 October 2023
Welsh Government, Homelessness: April 2022 to March 2023, 5 September 2023