Welcome to YMCA Essex
YMCA Essex is an inclusive Christian charity rooted in local communities and working with people of all faiths and people of none to meet the needs of children, young people and their families, and supporting them so they can develop and grow and achieve their goals in life.
Our work includes a nursery for babies and children aged 3 months – 5 years, Out of School Clubs, holiday programmes, youth groups, supported housing for young people, training, conference and meeting rooms, young carers, support for school pupils and their families, and behavioural and attendance support.
“Thank you for always going the extra mile for the young people. I’m so pleased we work with the YMCA!”
Our first ever Sleep Easy event took place on Friday 8 March. It was a great chance for people to come together to raise awareness of homelessness and funds to support YMCA Essex’s work with vulnerable young people. Participants braved the cold, slept in a cardboard shelter for one night and got sponsored for their efforts.
It’s not too late to make a donation to our Sleep Easy fundraising campaign. You can make a donation to us through JustGiving. Participants that have yet to submit their sponsorships can do so through JustGiving or can hand in their sponsorship form and donations to Helen at the Chelmsford office.
YMCA Essex Newsletter
Please click here to read our March 2019 Newsletter. The next newsletter will be published in May.
To sign up for our mailing list and always receive our latest newsletter, complete this quick form. We produce bi-monthly newsletters with updates on all the great work that we do.
You can read previous editions of our Newsletter, here.
The money you donate to us is an essential part of our being able to provide services to vulnerable and homeless young people. Every penny you give is used to offer the young people we work with a better chance at a healthy, happy life. Click here to find out more.
At YMCA Essex we are very committed to protecting any personal information which is given to us. The ways that we use your contact details and keep them safe, and your rights concerning any personal data that we hold about you, are fully explained in our Data Privacy Notice, please follow the link below.
We want to safeguard the health and well-being of all those who are involved in any way with YMCA Essex. To see our Safeguarding Policy, please follow the link below.
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults Policy
If you have any safeguarding concerns please talk in confidence to one or more of these people:
* If someone is in immediate danger call 999 and ask for Police
* Ben Gibbons, Youth & Service Development Manager (01245 341755)
* Stacey Murphy, Childcare & Corporate Services Manager (01245 341756)
* Essex County Council Social Care on 0345 603 7627 (Children and Young People) or 0345 603 7630 (Adults)