Walsall Night Shelter

In order to access Night Shelter, an individual needs to be over 18, ‘residing’ in Walsall and be a rough sleeper (i.e. not in accommodation or sofa surfing).  Service users receive a meal in the evening and breakfast in the morning. Night Shelter is open from 9pm-9am, and doors are locked at 11pm. Night Shelter...

Regular or one-off donations

Right now countless young people are frantically searching for somewhere safe to sleep tonight. Make a one-off donation and answer to a young person calling for help, securing them a warm bed for the night and a hot meal at YMCA. How your donation can help: £15 Could pay for transportation for a young person...

Why Volunteer? The Glebe Centre

The Glebe Centre, Walsall is an incredible provision for the homeless community and supports people with issues around substance misuse, homelessness, mental health and unemployment. It is run by Jane and a tireless team of volunteers. We caught up with Karen, one of the Glebe’s amazing volunteers!

Young People’s Awards Ceremony

YMCA Black Country’s Supported Lodgings will be holding its first Young People’s Awards Ceremony at Wolverhampton Council Chambers on Wednesday 7 December. Awards will be presented by the Mayor of Wolverhampton to Young People from Supported Lodgings for outstanding achievement. Clifford Harding, winner of the Pride of Britain Award in 2013, will be the guest…

More than 250,000 homeless in England

A damning report compiled by Shelter has revealed that there are more than a quarter of a million people in England are homeless. Using data from four sets of official 2016 statistics, Shelter has compiled what they have described as a “conservative” total, adjusting down to account for any overlaps between the groups, and not…

Councillors to spend Christmas in a box

Two Dudley Councillors will be spending Christmas Eve sleeping rough to raise awareness of youth homelessness in Dudley and money for YMCA Black Country Group!

YMCA Open Door Story Goes National – Zubairi’s Story

A couple of weeks ago, we were fortunate enough to be featured in The Independent newspaper. The article focuses on Zubairi Sentongo, a YMCA Open Door resident who moved to Wolverhampton after a difficult childhood in Uganda.