We work in the London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon and Lambeth, and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. We work with homeless people of all ages, providing them with housing, support and guidance to empower them towards independent living and to building a better life.
We also have specialist projects for teenage parents, young offenders, those with alcohol or drug misuse issues, and an innovative Community Host scheme.
As part of the national 'Homes for Britain' campaign leading up to the general election, our customer Sasha has written about why something needs to be done about the housing crisis in the UK.
Karice started as our Volunteering Officer in January 2015. She talks about why volunteering is important for both an organisation and a volunteer.
Our mentoring project has been awarded funding by BBC Children in Need to continue work with schools in London over a 3 year period.
Lauren has been South London YMCA’s Fundraising Officer since August 2014. She talks about what Fundraising involves and what it means to the organisation.
Stockwell Gardens nursery, to be run by London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), is now under construction at our Stockwell Road service.
Paula has been volunteering at South London YMCA since August to assist Support Workers in our services working with people whose first language is Polish. She talks about how she came across the role and what it involves.
Karen Cooper has been appointed as the next Chair of the Board after an external recruitment process. Karen will take up the position in early December.
2 years after coming to live at our KMF service, 1.5 years after moving on, and 1 year after first talking about her experiences with SLYMCA, Anita visited us to let us know how she’s getting on.
South London YMCA will be working with Community Music in Action to deliver free singing sessions for customers, staff, and volunteers at our Palmer House service, as well as people living in the surrounding area.
The Customer Employment Partnership (CEP) will be hosting workshops on getting customers work in the homelessness, care and support sector in the next few weeks.
South London YMCA has taken on 3 new services in the London Borough of Bromley.
Jill is a former customer of our Alexandra House service, who moved on this year. She talks about her time at South London YMCA and what moving on has meant for her.
George leads the Customer Employment Partnership for South London YMCA. Nicole is an apprentice who gained employment through this scheme.
Wholefoods Market Kensington has launched a till drive to raise money for SLYMCA.
Our very own Stephanie Rawlins is starring alongside Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster, in The Young Vic’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Sophie is volunteering at South London YMCA as part of a course called ‘Year Here’, a 9 month training programme for graduates interested in leading social change. She has focussed on supporting women in our services.
Come see the rising stars of South London YMCA in the production of Home. Free tickets available.
On Thursday 10th July, Year Here will be hosting an over 18s 'Gang Stories' event at St John at Hackney Church.
Katie is volunteering at South London YMCA as part of a course called ‘Year Here’, a 9 month training programme for graduates interested in leading social change.
South London YMCA held an open evening to promote our Stockwell based service on Thursday 12th June 2014.
South London YMCA held an open day to promote our Croydon based drug and alcohol service on Friday 23rd May 2014.
Craig is South London YMCA’s Customer Involvement Officer. He has also worked as a Support Worker and Customer Involvement Link Worker in SLYMCA’s services in Lambeth and Croydon.
Ted has been living at South London YMCA’s King George’s House (KGH) in Stockwell since last May. He talks his about his experiences and aspirations as an independent young person.
18 year old Yassen moved into Earl's Court YMCA/Burton-White House around the same time it merged with South London YMCA. Yassen talks about how the last few months have resulted in changes for the better.
John works at our Croydon based drug and alcohol abstinence service, Keystone House. He is also the Therapeutic Lead for SLYMCA’s Croydon Counselling Service which involves volunteer counsellors on accredited counselling courses supporting customers.
Mary, a resident at Palmer House, tells her story in her own words about her experience with us.
Janet is a customer at SLYMCA's Alexandra House, and a customer auditor. Customer auditors review the quality of our services and use their experience to improve them.
South London YMCA held an open day at one of our Croydon based services, Palmer House, on December 12th 2013.
Ollie is a keyworker at SLYMCA’s Stockwell site in the London Borough of Lambeth. She is also a link worker, engaging and involving customers in all aspects of SLYMCA’s services.
We are delighted to announce the successful completion of this merger on November 1st 2013.