Dal’s Story

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I have been a Supported Lodgings Host for nearly one month and this is my first placement.  It’s an exciting day today as David, the young person who has been living with me, will be introducing me to his girlfriend and he is cooking dinner for us all. Before I had a young person on…

Barbara’s Story

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Barbara has been a Host for nearly 2 years now.  Having raised her own sons, it was a new experience for her having a female young person coming to live in her home.  Here is her story.

Pam’s Story

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Pam has had Ryan living with her for just over 6 months.  During the COVID-19, lockdown, as a household they have used the time to do lots of activities together.

Rose’s Story

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The YMCA places young people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  This occasionally includes young people who come to the UK as refugees and asylum seekers.  Rose has had Abubakr, (from Sudan) living with her for 2 years now.  She has provided a caring environment where Abu has been able to grow and flourish.  They get…

Clare and Graham’s Story

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During the COVID-19 lockdown, there have been some lovely accounts from our Supported Lodgings Hosts explaining how through opening up their homes, they have been making the difference in the lives of young people.

Naima’s Story

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Read Naima’s account of how YMCA helped her as a teenager, experiencing family breakdown, and now as a YMCA Supported Lodgings Host.  She is also helping others.

New YMCA Housing Project in Dudley

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YMCA Black Country Group provides supported accommodation in Dudley to assist young people in their journey from homelessness to independent living. Our accommodation is located on Highland Road and works with 16-17 year olds with Children’s Services input, Care Leavers and Young vulnerable people aged up to 24 years.