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Who We Are

Southend YMCA is a leading children and young peoples charity. We work in Southend, Thurrock, other parts of Essex and the Thames Gateway supporting some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.

No child or young person should have to face life's difficulties alone and we support a wide range of young people some of whom may be experiencing extremely traumatic challenges such as homelessness, domestic violence, abuse, poverty, unemployment or mental health problems.

We have been operating for the past 20 years and have worked with tens of thousands of young people helping them to become happy, fulfilled adults who can belong, contribute and thrive in society.

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What We Do

Southend YMCA offers support, guidance, education, housing, training and recreational activities for children and young people. Our staff are committed to helping young people belong, contribute and thrive as independent citizens in the community.

We are constantly developing and adapating opportunities for young people to ensure we are always meeting an ever-changing need. This means we have a vast range of projects running including short and long term projects.

The projects we deliver will fit within one of our on-going delivery areas.

Learning & Development
Skills for Employment
Health & Wellbeing

Get Involved

Do you enjoy music, sport, media, volunteering, cooking or art? Did you know that Southend YMCA offers all of these activities and more to young people from age 10 to 25? 

Are you homeless or at risk of being homeless? Are you finding it hard to get a job? Have you had to leave education without any qualifications? Are you a young carer or feeling lonely or isolated? It can be hard to find support, but Southend YMCA can be there to help.

With the huge range of different projects we offer, you could apply for supported accomodation, gain qualifications, get stuck into volunteering or learn an instrument. We want to help you develop as an individual and as a valued member of a group.

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Southend YMCA is registered as a charity under No 1102837 and is registered as a company in England under No. 5051166.

Southend YMCA is an independent Southend based charity that is affliated to the national and global YMCA movement, supporting children and young people.

Head office: Southend YMCA, Newlands, 85 Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2FY