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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 real meaning of Christmas
YMCA Norfolk celebrates real meaning of Christmas
A brass band, a children’s choir and a woodwind ensemble helped YMCA Norfolk celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at its annual Carol Service at the Norwich Salvation Army Citadel in Norwich yesterday.
1,300 Norfolk families benefit from Christmas appeal 
1,300 Norfolk families benefit from Christmas appeal 
The Salvation Army is preparing to deliver Christmas presents and food parcels to 1,348 families across Norfolk following referrals from more than 40 agencies, including YMCA Norfolk.
YMCAN hold wellbeing community event for young people, funded by Broadland YAB
YMCAN hold wellbeing community event for young people, funded by Broadland YAB
YMCA Norfolk, in partnership with Broadland YAB, held an event on November 6th 6.30pm – 9pm to support health and wellbeing for young people in the Broadland community. The event was hosted by Acle Youth Club and young people who attend the youth club assisted in designing the event. Notice: JavaScript is required for this […]

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Lives Transformed

Norwich teenager Jas fights back to be an inspiration
Norwich teenager Jas fights back to be an inspiration
Norwich teenager Jas Mickleburgh has fought back from losing her mother and attempting suicide to become an inspirational speaker and be named YMCA Norfolk Volunteer of the Year at a Celebration Awards night in Norwich recently. Here Jas tells her own story.
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….

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