Our vision and values run through everything we do – from our work supporting and housing people affected by homelessness; through to our youth & community work supporting young people in the wider community.
Our vision is of an inclusive Christian movement transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive.
The way we act at YMCA is characterised by five strong and distinctive values that flow from our Christian ethos.
We seek out
We actively look for opportunities to make a transformative impact on young lives in the communities where we work, and believe that every person is of equal value.
We offer people the space they need to feel secure, respected, heard and valued; and we always protect, trust, hope and persevere.
We strive to inspire each person we meet to nurture their body, mind and spirit, and to realise their full potential in all they do.
We speak out
We stand up for young people, speak out on issues that affect their lives, and help them to find confidence in their own voice.
We serve others
We are committed to the wellbeing of the communities we serve and believe in the positive benefit of participation, locally and in the wider world.