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.
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 Slee 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 Bailey 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 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.