YMCA London South West is a registered Christian charity that was established over 140 years ago but which still plays a vital role in the local community.
Today, we are active in the areas of supported housing, health & wellbeing, family & children’s work, youth work and community work. We are helping thousands of people each year. For example:
- Last year, we housed over 500 homeless people. As well as providing a warm bed and a hot meal, we help build futures, offering the practical support needed to gain qualifications, work experience, life skills and the confidence to eventually live independently.
- We offer subsidised Holiday Camp and After School Club places to children whose families would not otherwise be able to afford them.
- At our youth centres at YMCA John Innes and YMCA Hawker, we provide the facilities and equipment for young people to make and enjoy sports, arts and music in a safe, alcohol free environment.
- We offer subsidised gym membership to encourage ‘hard to reach’ groups to be more active.
We do a lot for a wide cross section of the community and with your help we can do more.