We work in the London Boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, and Kensington and Chelsea. Our main work is with homeless young people, 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.
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 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.
As part of a new monthly series, ‘Voices of SLYMCA’, this is Anita’s story. Anita stayed at Knights Millennium Foyer (KMF), one of our services in Crystal Palace for young people experiencing homelessness.
South London YMCA held an open day at one of our Croydon based services, Ingram Court, on October 10th 2013.
The John Cowan Foundation supports local organisations to help vulnerable young people in Croydon. We are delighted to announce their support for our Horizons Mentoring Programme.
The Walcot Foundation aims to tackle poverty and disadvantage in Lambeth. We are delighted to announce their support for our Horizons Mentoring Programme in the borough, working with 10 - 16 year old black boys at risk of poor educational achievement.