The YMCA announced today that it is to save the Young People’s Homeless Service provided by a local Walsall charity from closure.The STREAMS project which provides 21 flats of supported accommodation in North Walsall, run by local charity First Base Walsall was due to close on 30th September following the removal of Supporting People grant…
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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.
Councillor for Dudley, Richard Body will be supporting YMCA’s Open Door project, to provide homes for vulnerable teenagers in Dudley.
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.
Before I got involved with the YMCA, I was living in a foster home; I found living in the intimacy of a family was no longer working for me. It caused many problems in the house and me moving on would be the best for everyone, but living on my own wasn’t an option as…