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So many young people will be homeless this winter

Every hour a young person is made homeless. Some have already endured years of neglect or are running away from physical and sexual abuse and now face life on the streets. When it’s cold outside and you’re hungry and homeless, being on the streets is even harder

Sadly, this is happening near your doorstep.

Transform the lives of young people

As a Roomsponsor, your regular donation can support young people to feel safe and hopeful again, with access to a room, mental health support and counselling, and even education and careers opportunities. Most young people stay for at least four months – and many longer. Here they can get the advice and support they need to regain confidence, develop skills and get in to work or education.

But changing a life full of challenges doesn’t happen overnight, so that’s why we need regular gifts from Roomsponsors to help people like Chelsea.

Chelsea’s story

YMCA has been the difference between life and death.” – Chelsea

Chelsea was sexually abused by a family member when she was just six years old. This horrific trauma was at the root of her multiple and undiagnosed mental health difficulties.

Aged 15, living on the streets, and in a truly desperate state, Chelsea found YMCA. She had secure place to stay, and was given access to professional medical advice and treatment. Chelsea was finally able to begin her road to recovery.

She has come a long way since and is now working towards becoming a Mental Health Nurse so she can help people who are going through what she did.

Chelsea is now rebuilding her life, but she is just one of many young people who need vital support now. Become a Roomsponsor and give more young people a chance to turn their lives around.

As a Roomsponsor you’ll get real, regular feedback from the young people who are turning their lives around, thanks to your regular donation.
You’ll also receive a welcome pack and thank you gift.

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