We deliver a wide range of youth and community services including accommodation, family work, health & well-being, training & education, and support & advice.
Accommodation: We supports over 200 young people each day through a range of supported housing projects, providing a safe place to stay and helping them develop life skills to establish successful independent lifestyles. The YMCA Open Door Project provides supported lodgings in family homes for teenagers right across the Black Country as well as emergency Night-stop accommodation for young people in crisis.
Family Work: We run several high quality day nurseries, playgroups, and holiday clubs, providing childcare for over 200 children in Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton. We promote early years education, work alongside Children Centres and support families to remain economically active. Our Families in Focus project provides intensive support to families in the Wolverhampton area to tackle deep-rooted and generational problems.
Health & Wellbeing: We provide fitness facilities to communities in Sandwell at YGym, your friendly, community gym based in West Bromwich to help people have fun get fit and make friends. We also offer a variety of wellbeing initiatives through our Changing UR Health 4 Life programme through healthy cooking & nutritional advice programmes, therapy treatments and access to volunteering and sustained employment.
Training & Education: We work with both YMCA residents and the wider community to improve life skills, education and employability skills.
Support & Advice: Through direct delivery and various partnership projects we provide support and advice to vulnerable adults experiencing a range of difficulties including substance misuse, homelessness, mental health and unemployment. Our chaplaincy service provides an additional support and listening ear working alongside a number of our projects.