The YMCA's vision is of an inclusive Christian Movement, transforming communities so that all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive. Here at the YMCA there are a diverse range of programmes helping to serve the needs of the local community from housing, youth work and children's work to health & fitness and media. We support young people to become all that they can be. The YMCA helps some of the most vulnerable people facing homelessness and provides a safe place to stay.Why the community needs us
YMCA Bournemouth help young people build a better future. Our diverse offerings mean we provide a range of accommodation including move on flats focusing on independent living and each individual has a key worker to help them achieve their goals. We also have a variety of youth projects including The Chatterboxes which is our disability youth project giving young people a voice in the community. Our youth projects include disability awareness, anti-bullying and anti-racism workshops.Our impact on the community
Our impact is best shown by the people we help. Peter arrived at the YMCA in 2013; he was homeless, jobless, an alcoholic and had low self-confidence. He had tried to commit suicide 3 times; "The YMCA supported me in every way possible. They have helped me put my life back together. If the YMCA hadn't of been there for me, I don't know where I would be now." Your money will help vulnerable people in Bournemouth, just like Peter, find shelter, support and enable them to fulfil their potential.