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!
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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.
Two of our Housing Key Workers took to great heights on Sunday 20th July to raise money for YMCA Black Country Group. The pair volunteered to hurl themselves off a 138 foot crane (whilst attached to a bungee rope) raising over £100 between them.
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.
Councillor for Dudley, Richard Body will be supporting YMCA’s Open Door project, to provide homes for vulnerable teenagers in Dudley.
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.
YMCA would like to invite people across the Black Country to join them in an evening of celebration of 5 years of the YMCA Open Door project.
Could you extend hospitality to someone in need this winter? YMCA Black Country Group is currently calling out for caring ‘hosts’ across the Black Country who can let a young person stay in their spare room.
YMCA Black Country Group are delighted that the Nightstop emergency accommodation scheme which they run right across the Black Country was featured in last Saturday’s edition of the Guardian.
A report released today by Homeless Link and backed by homeless charities Centrepoint, YMCA England, St.Basil’s and Depaul UK indicates that many 16 and 17 year olds are not being properly housed or assessed by councils, potentially putting them at risk.