How can I help?

YMCA Bournemouth offers supported housing to nearly 100 homeless people from the Bournemouth area at any one time.

This requires a lot of resources, and we rely on donations from individuals and businesses. There are some items that we are frequently in need of. If you are able to donate any of the items listed below, please contact us!

  • Bedding (for single beds)
  • Cutlery and crockery

Around Christmas we try to provide Christmas presents for all of our residents. The following are very welcome:

  • Hats/gloves/scarves
  • Toiletries (male and female)
  • Chocolates and sweets
  • NO alcohol

Please do NOT wrap these items. We sort all donations and put together a selection of gifts appropriate for each individual resident.

All donations can be delivered to the Bournemouth YMCA Reception at 56 Westover Road, BH1 2BS. If you wish to make a financial contribution towards the work of Bournemouth YMCA, please click here.


Room Sponsorship

We are now able to expand the offer of our supported housing due to the recent changes to funding. YMCA Bournemouth is looking to form partnerships with local groups in order to provide supported accommodation for vulnerable homeless people in 10 of our hostel rooms and all of the move-on flats.

Would you miss 50p?

Your 50p will keep someone housed and provide support to move to independent living.

Group sponsorship is an effective way to secure a room for someone who needs a bit of extra support.

88 people pledging 50p/week can keep one more person safe from homelessness.

Click Here to read details about room sponsorship.

Click Here to sign up as a YMCA Support Sponsor.


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