Our Vision, Mission, Values and Identity
Our vision, mission, values and identity run through everything we do – from our work supporting young people affected by homelessness in our own housing through to our work supporting young people and families in the wider community.
To be an inclusive Christian organisation, transforming communities across Norfolk so that young people truly belong, contribute and thrive
To enable transformation in the lives of young people.
We are part of an inclusive and diverse Christian movement welcoming people of all faiths and none. We seek to serve by taking an appropriate and strategic place in Christian work across Norfolk and serve as a bridge into the church for those who may seek a faith of their own. We seek to put this into practice through our values and also through:
- People – Conducting relationships in the ways that Jesus taught
- Prayer – Christians associated with YMCA Norfolk commit to pray for the work and the people
- Presence – Showing God’s love in action to the people we serve
We are a value-driven organisation and expect our values to affect all our activities, behaviours and policies. We believe that our Christian values are shared by people of many faiths and no faith. They are:
Positive about people and releasing their futures; We believe that everyone has equal value and huge potential no matter their past background or current circumstances.
A catalyst for transformation; We believe that every person deserves to have positive role models who will stand alongside them, believe in them and inspire them to achieve physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Acting as a launch pad; We believe that by providing people with the appropriate tools and support, we will empower them to create and build their future.