What is the YMCA?
The YMCA is a Christian welfare movement that aid communities with housing, education and training, youth clubs, health and fitness programmes, holiday clubs, disability programmes and much more.
How many are there in the UK?
There are currently 114 across the whole of England and YMCA has a presence in 119 countries.
When was YMCA founded?
YMCA was founded by George Williams in 1844.
Where can I find it?
Delta House, 56 Westover Road is the main hub of Bournemouth’s activity centre. It is also the central point of the housing provision for rough sleepers in the Bournemouth area.
How can I apply for accommodation?
Once a referral for housing is received, YMCA will begin to process the application. Soon after, the applicant is invited to the charity where he/she will go under a risk assessment to test suitability. If your application gets refused, such circumstances will allow a right to appeal.
What facilities does the charity have?
YMCA own and manage 54 gyms, 9 swimming pools, 29 leisure centres, 48 community halls and 8 outdoor activity venues.
Does the YMCA help families?
YMCA helps over 9,000 parents with crèche and childcare facilities every year regardless of age, gender and social background.
Does the YMCA support all religions?
The chaplaincy team are available to support people no matter what their racial background or ethnicity.
How can I help?
YMCA often hold annual events where members of the general public can get involved and raise money for the charity in a variety of ways.
Find out more:
Website – http://ymcabournemouth.org.uk/
Phone – 01202 290451