YMCA believes in fairness and opportunity.

There are essential building blocks for a full and rewarding life: a safe home; acceptance; guidance; friendship; physical and mental health; academic support; employment skills; and access to real opportunities. Many people have never known these things; other people have lost one or more as they grew up, but we all need them. At YMCA Black Country Group, we provide these critical foundations for a fresh, strong start for young people and a better quality of life in the community through the following services.


We provide a home and personalised support services for a fresh start in life through a combination of supported housing for vulnerable people, supported lodgings for teenagers in the homes of host families and Y-Living: affordable accommodation for young people.

Day Nurseries

We operate 8 day nurseries across the Black Country for children aged 5 and under, providing high quality affordable childcare with a team committed to giving children a strong start in life.


Our community gym in West Bromwich offers a full equipped gym with over 50 cardio and resistance machines, dedicated weights areas, sports hall, dance studio and separate male & female saunas.

Community Projects

We offer a range of projects aimed at supporting our local communities which include, youth clubs, employability sessions, health and wellbeing support and mentoring opportunities.

Support & Advice

We offer chaplaincy support, counselling, signposting and advice to cover a range of needs.

Training & Education

We provide a range of support and resources to encourage people into employment or training.

How to get involved with YMCA

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Volunteer with us

There are many ways you can volunteer with us, from youth mentoring to working in our charity shop we have a range of flexible roles to suit anyone who can give a little time.

Fundraise for us

Fundraise for us

You can join one of our events, run your own sponsored fundraised, or simply donate. All donations, large or small are gratefully received and make a real difference to the lives of the  young people we support.

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Become an Open Door Host

If you have a kind heart and a spare room, could you open your door to a homeless teenager? We rely on the kindness of host families to offer a safe place to stay, companionship and valuable life skills.