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Did you know 184 young people are at risk of homelessness every day in England and Wales?

Young people all over the country are homeless and living on the edge.

Every day, vulnerable young people like Ben and Tom are in terrible danger of assault, abuse, hunger and illness. But you can help.

Please become a Roomsponsor today and save a future.

Become a YMCA Roomsponsor and save a future.

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.


Ben’s story

“After my relationship with my mum and step-dad began to get strained I was forced to leave home. I was sleeping on park benches, begging for food and was often verbally and physically abused late at night in the cold. Since arriving at the YMCA, I have a roof over my head and a warm bed to sleep in. It is really helping my confidence and getting my life back on track.”

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.

About us

YMCA is the largest charitable provider of safe, supported housing for young people in England and Wales, helping 18,000 people a year.

At YMCA we don’t just give homeless young people a safe place to stay; we give them the support they need to live independently and build a happier future. But it doesn’t happen overnight. 

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While our stories are 100 percent genuine, models have been used to protect identities.