Open Door

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YMCA Open Door Project as and when required | Various Locations throughout the Black Country FIND OUT MORE

Volunteer Drivers – YMCA Open Door Project

As and when required | Various Locations throughout the Black Country


Open Door Host Appreciation Awards 2017

Friday 28th April saw more than 45 Hosts from our Open Door Project attend Walsall Council Chambers to be presented with awards to say thank you for their hard work and dedication to the young people they have taken into their homes.

The Mayor of Walsall presented the Hosts with their awards after project workers read out comments from the team and from some of the young people they had hosted.


Open Door’s Intu Host Appreciation Evening

intu-merry-hill-logoWe are very excited to announce that our Open Door project will be holding a Host Appreciation Evening on Friday 28 April at Walsall Council Chambers.

The Open Door project supports vulnerable teenagers by placing them with volunteer host families in the community. Operating across the Black Country, it is the largest Supported Lodgings and Nightstop scheme in the country. Last year, Open Door’s Host families provided almost 20,000 bed nights. FIND OUT MORE

More than 250,000 homeless in England

donate-button-mediumA 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 offering estimates where no figures are available.


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!


Urgent need for Hosts in Walsall

YMCA Black Country Group are now half way through their campaign to recruit “25 Hosts in 25 Weeks” in order to meet the growing demand for accommodation in Walsall, but are still looking for more people to come forward in the run up to Christmas.


Vote for Local Young Star to win National YMCA Award

Local young hero Zubairi Sentongo from YMCA Black Country Group has been shortlisted to receive the Young Achiever of the Year Award in this year’s prestigious YMCA Youth Matters Awards. Residents are now being encouraged to get behind Zubairi, 19, and help him reach the final stage of the judging process in an exciting online vote.  FIND OUT MORE

YMCA Launches Campaign to Recruit Caring Hosts

YMCA Black Country Group aims to recruit “25 Hosts over 25 Weeks” in a campaign to provide more accommodation for homeless teenagers across the Black Country.


Dudley Councillor Supports YMCA Open Door Project

Councillor for Dudley, Richard Body will be supporting YMCA’s Open Door project, to provide homes for vulnerable teenagers in Dudley. FIND OUT MORE

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