Reflections from Unify 2022

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YMCA European Unify is an opportunity to bring people together with different cultural and spiritual backgrounds. The theme of this year’s conference was “Refreshed. Renewed. Moved” and was held in Vienna, Austria. Several representatives from YMCA Black Country Group attended this year and have shared their reflections of their experience.

New Build, New Blessing – YMCA Host Christian Service of Dedication

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YMCA Black Country Group is hosting a blessing and Christian dedication service, to be conducted by the Bishop of Lichfield Michael Ipgrave at their new development site, ‘Cleveland Road’ (Wolverhampton) on Friday 28th June 2019. The youth charity, which runs a variety of community services including accommodation, health and wellbeing, education and childcare provisions, will…

The Glebe Centre receives support from major UK funder

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Major UK funder says charities across the West Midlands are innovating to meet high levels of social need   The Garfield Weston Foundation more than doubles its £5m anniversary fund to over £11m to support over 150 charities after overwhelming demand One of the UK’s largest charitable funders says small community charities are rising to…

YMCA Acts to Save Homeless Service

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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…

Young People Get On Track at YMCA

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A number of disadvantaged young people who have been working with the YMCA have been awarded at the Black Country Sports Awards last Friday for completing the ‘Get On Track’ programme.

Loving life with the YMCA

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YMCA Black Country Group has had a fantastic representation at YMCA Europe Festival in Prague this month. The theme of this year’s festival was “Love to Live”; it is an opportunity for young people from across the globe to come together and celebrate their love for life, meeting new people from all walks of life.

Bigger Dreams

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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…