YMCA Mendip

Christmas at YMCA Mendip

Help us to make Christmas a happy one for homeless young people and to provide food year-round with our food voucher scheme.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1074660)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£2,290

Donations

15

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

Many of the people at our supported housing projects have complex needs and display challenging behaviours, resulting in family breakdown and homelessness. Our support includes emotional, learning or physical difficulties, mental ill-health, substance misuse, offending behaviour, low self-esteem, fleeing domestic abuse. Christmas is a particularly difficult time of year for people not in the family home and year-round we help people who are, or at risk of becoming, homeless.

Solution

We provide a warm and welcoming environment where young people can feel safe, have positive role models to talk to and receive the support they need to help them move on towards positive independent living. We help people through this difficult time of year and beyond. Our year-round £5 food voucher scheme provides a hot meal for people who, for a variety of reasons including changes to benefits, have little or no money and are at risk of ill-health and homelessness.