What is YMCA? YMCA St Paul’s Group provides accommodation and supports vulnerable people, as well as offering activities for families and youth. We are an inclusive YMCA and welcome everyone in our day to day work in London and beyond.

We want everyone who has an involvement with YMCA St Paul’s Group to be met at their point of need and come to know life in all its fullness.

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How you can get involved

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Donate

You can make a difference to people’s lives by making a one off or regular donation.

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Be inspired. Work or volunteer with us. Support us to create places where young people thrive and communities flourish.

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Spend Positively

Want to help us? You can support our centres, services and activities by just spending in our cafes, gyms and shops.

This is because your money is used to help vulnerable people and provides opportunities to those in your community.

What does YMCA stand for?

Our vision is of “places where young people thrive and communities flourish”

Our mission is to be “an inclusive Christian Association transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive”

Our values define the culture in which our vision and mission are best delivered.

Our values are:

  • We have an INCLUSIVE and relational approach to our work, that means we place people above process; demonstrating servant leadership in what we do
  • We take pride in providing services that are high quality. We want our EXCELLENT to be benchmarked against the best in the sector
  • We are ASPIRATIONAL for the people we work with and the services we provide. We seek to inspire a hope in others for what they might achieve
  • We are HONEST about our strengths and weaknesses, hoping for the best but aware of where we ourselves might be struggling

We provide safe places to stay and support to around 1,200 people each night. Our hostels are in Surbiton, Wimbledon, South Ealing and Walthamstow. Our supported housing ranges across Greater London. Residents are supported by a large team with pastoral care, support brokerage, community activities and counselling.

Our work with children, families and youth is long standing and delivers excellence. We support over 1,000 families each week through our Breakfast and Afterschool clubs, holiday playschemes, nursery, preschool and soft play facilities.

YMCA St Paul’s Group believes that young people should have an opportunity to flourish and our dedicated professional staff care deeply about the children they work with.

We believe everyone should enjoy the benefits of good health and wellbeing.  With over 20,000 visits to our Health & Wellbeing centres and YMCA gyms every week, we’re making an impact. We offer modern gyms, group fitness classes and personal training for all ages and abilities.

We encourage local people to volunteer with us and help us in our work. We seek to offer aspirational training and educational opportunities for all.

YMCA St Paul’s Group is affiliated to YMCA England & Wales.