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Welcome to YMCA Norfolk Website

We are a local charity that has been supporting people in Norfolk since 1856. We focus on young people, helping them to play an active role within their community.

We work with disadvantaged young people and families who are at a point of crisis in their lives, including those who have been affected by homelessness and support them towards a brighter future. Every night we provide a safe home and support for over 260 vulnerable homeless young people across the county, offering opportunities to develop their life skills, education and employability to help prepare them for independent living.

We offer services and support to young people and their families in the wider Norfolk community to enable them to fulfil their potential.

We help people to believe in themselves, inspire them to raise their aspirations and support them to achieve their goals so they have a brighter future.

Latest News

YMCA Norfolk celebrates achievements of young people
YMCA Norfolk celebrates achievements of young people
YMCA Norfolk celebrated the achievements of the young people and families it supports at its annual fun evening of celebration at the Open in Norwich last night.
Archbishop hears story of reconciliation at YMCA Norfolk
Archbishop hears story of reconciliation at YMCA Norfolk
The Archbishop of Canterbury heard yesterday how YMCA Norfolk had been able to help former Norwich My Place resident Chris Forster reconcile his broken relationship with his partner and start seeing his young daughter again.
YMCA Norfolk opens community house in Great Yarmouth
YMCA Norfolk opens community house in Great Yarmouth
A new community house which aims to replicate a family home for nine young care leavers has been opened by YMCA Norfolk in Great Yarmouth.

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Lives Transformed

Jamie’s journey from sofa surfing to Great Yarmouth role model
Jamie’s journey from sofa surfing to Great Yarmouth role model
A year ago he was living on his family and friends’ sofas, but today ‘role model’ Jamie Copping has transformed his fortunes thanks to YMCA Norfolk.
Housing Engagement Worker Ben retrains to become a Mental Health First Aid Trainer
Housing Engagement Worker Ben retrains to become a Mental Health First Aid Trainer
Inspired to help young people experiencing mental health difficulties, Ben retrained to become a Mental Health First Aid Trainer for YMCA Norfolk. Read more about his story….
From Volunteering at YMCA to Opening Doors in Kenya
From Volunteering at YMCA to Opening Doors in Kenya
I started off as a volunteer at YMCA Norfolk during my time at UEA. My key role in the organisation was to strengthen the positive social impact among the young people of Norfolk County through various activities which are geared towards promoting sustainable development in the third world countries.

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