169 young people are at risk of homelessness every week across Greater London.


Can you help?

Please make a monthly donation and support young people where you live.

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Out in the cold, nowhere to call home. Young people facing homelessness in your area urgently need help.

Last year, YMCA provided support to 16% more young people than in 2020. And through our RoomSponsor Scheme, we now support over 10,600 young people every year across England and Wales.

As the nights draw in, we urgently need your support to get young people out of the cold, and into a place at YMCA, so we can break the cycle of homelessness.

Can you become a RoomSponsor and transform the lives of young people staying at YMCA London City & North?

As a RoomSponsor, you can help provide a safe place for young people at risk of homelessness in Greater London.

At YMCA London City & North, 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 today and support a young person this winter and beyond.

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Read about Lucy – just one of thousands of young people supported by YMCA RoomSponsors.

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Lucy became homeless aged just 16.

YMCA provided her with a warm place to stay, emotional support and life skill sessions so she could learn to cook and manage her money and then supported her back into college.

Lucy was able to overcome the trauma of homelessness and now dreams of becoming a YMCA support worker to help young people just like her.

Can you become a RoomSponsor and help bring even more vulnerable young people out of the cold, and into a safe place this winter?

When you become a RoomSponsor you’ll see how your generous support is transforming the lives of young people in your area.

What you will receive: 

  • Stay informed with updates and news from your local YMCAs
  • Send a personal message of support to a young person staying with us
  • Receive our bi-annual newsletter – packed with inspiring stories and news on the great work of YMCA
  • Proudly display your YMCA sticker and join thousands of other kind people just like you, who are part of the RoomSponsor community.
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