YMCA Edinburgh

YMCA Edinburgh

Charity information

YMCA Edinburgh

YMCA Edinburgh works to transform the lives of individuals in Leith, Edinburgh and East Lothian through our programmes working with children, young people, adults and families.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    YMCA Edinburgh runs a range of programmes supporting excluded and vulnerable individuals including:
    homeless people
    young offenders
    pupils at risk of exclusion from school
    young people at risk of offending
    vulnerable adults with addictions
    vulnerable adults with mental health issues

    Through all our programmes we aim to transform lives through personal growth, development and renewal and enable people to make a positive contribution to their community.

  • Aims

    YMCA Edinburgh aims to:

    • We aim to transform lives by supporting individuals in their life aspirations, developing the skills and experience they need to engage fully in their community and wider society.
    • We aim to give young people the chance to acheive their dreams. For vulnerable young people this means developing their self esteem, personal skills & resilience & exposing them to new opportunities.
    • Many of the individuals we work with have been damaged by life experiences such as homelessness, family breakdown & addictions. Our aim is to increase their confidence, self worth & self-esteem.
    • We aim to provide a welcoming, non-judgemental safe space to every individual who walks through our doors. This enables us to listen to the needs of individuals and respond to their needs.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1989

    Board members: 16

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 14

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 0131 5537877

    Address: 1 Junction Place Edinburgh EH6 5JA

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
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