When a young person becomes homeless they are often profoundly lonely, isolated and vulnerable. Without support they can easily become trapped in a life of poverty, exclusion, or worse. By becoming a Roomsponsor you can help them to turn their life around.

Being a YMCA Roomsponsor means you will give £12 each month. By supporting YMCA in this way you will enable us to make a massive difference to young people. It can mean:

  • freedom from danger and hunger and a safe place to call home
  • an end to isolation by being welcomed in the family at YMCA
  • counselling and support in a trusting environment
  • skills and training to get into education, work and to lead to an independent life

We offer far more than just a bed for the night, we help young people change their lives and face the future with confidence. It is an approach that sets YMCA apart.

I believe that we shouldn’t wait downstream to pull people out of the river, we must go upstream to make sure they don’t fall in. That’s why I think Roomsponsor is such a wonderful idea.

It helps give young people who are at risk the safety and support they need, before it’s too late.

Roomsponsor gives friends, like you, the chance to do something profoundly positive; to stand by the side of a young person, to tell them you believe in them and give them the essential helping hand that can transform their lives.

The Most Revd and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, President of YMCA England & Wales

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