Charity information

Forest YMCA

Forest YMCA works with disadvantaged young people to enable them to develop their life-skills and self-esteem and turn their lives around.

We run a 159 bed hostel for vulnerable young adults, and provide support in the areas of training, education, employment, benefits, drugs and alcohol abuse, and mental, emotional and physical health. We also run an 8-bed safe house for young people fleeing domestic violence.

For non-residents, we run a range of physical and social activities. We have a Youth Club, 12 After School Clubs, 3 Breakfast Clubs, and we also run an outdoor actvitiy Day Camp during school holidays.

Founded 1969