How Your Money Helps
Forest YMCA provides support and accommodation to vulnerable homeless people between the ages of 16 and 30. We give our residents a safe place to live and access to a range of services designed to help them achieve their full potential and ulitmately, their independance.
"As well a place to live, Forest YMCA gave me the opportunity to gain work experience. Thanks to them, I am now a qualified gym instructor and am hoping to enrol on a university course." Mohammed, Forest YMCA Resident
Sadly, many of our residents have experienced physical and sexual abuse; family breakdown and poverty. Some have been, 'in care', were dependent on drugs or alcohol, or have mental health issues. Whatever their circumstances, we are here to offer them 'hope and a home' when they need it most.
|£5 could pay for a resident to have a hot meal|
|£25 The price of an NVQ level 1 qualification in hygene and food safety which residents on our work experience scheme will be able to access|
|£70 Could provide a one to one session with a support worker to help our residents plan an independant future|
|£250 Could pay for a resident involvement session which aims to engage and motivate resdients|
|£500 Could furnish a room with a desk, chair, storage cabinet and lamp giving a resident a private area to study|
|£1,000 Could pay for one resident to take part in our innovative PACE scheme which provides work experience and professional qualifications|
|£2,500 Could refurbish an old room with new en suite facilities, ensuring that residents feel safe and respected|
We also provide a range services for local residents. We operate affordable after and before school childcare programmes, as well as providing free and subsidised youth clubs for around 300 teenagers every year. We also offer affordable gym membership and a restaurant which is a hub for the local community.
We want to provide a brighter, happier future for our residents and local community. But we can only do this with your support.
Contact the Fundraising Team
Telephone: 020 8509 4632