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Case Studies

YMCA helps Jordan make it through the storm

When Jordan Corstorphine first moved to the YMCA’s My Place flats in Norwich in December 2015, staff not only made him feel welcome but also supported him in taking steps to deal with the effects of an abusive relationship. (more…)

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YMCA kickboxing inspires Mark’s hopes for future

When Mark Bleasdale heard about kickboxing sessions being offered though the YMCA in Great Yarmouth, he thought “why not give it a go” – so he did just that with surprising results. (more…)

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A bright future ahead for Jason

After a year in the kitchen of YMCA Norfolk’s Stepping Stones Café in Norwich, Jason Bryant is leaving with a passion for cooking, a chef qualification and a plan for his future. (more…)

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Rebel Lee is well on the way to reaching his potential

When self-confessed rebel Lee first moved into a YMCA Norfolk house in King's Lynn he was not ready to change his rebellious ways, but a second chance came along, and he grasped it with both hands. (more…)

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Thomas has sad Christmas memories but hope for the future

Laying a holly wreath on his mother’s grave is a Christmas ritual for YMCA Norfolk Supported Lodgings resident, 22-year-old Thomas Hannant, and a sad reminder of this time of year. (more…)

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