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Welcome to YMCA Essex

At YMCA Essex we seek to build lives, hope and futures for children, young people and families with our childcare and youth services. Our work includes a Nursery for babies and children aged 3 months – 5 years, Out of School Clubs, holiday programmes, youth groups, 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!”


Latest News

Our first ever Sleep Easy event will be taking place on Friday 8 March from 7pm and will finish at 7am Saturday 9 March. This is 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 brave the cold, sleep in a cardboard shelter for one night and get sponsored for their efforts.


Click here to find out more about our Sleep Easy event. Perhaps you might like to participate by sleeping rough, or volunteer, or donate towards our campaign.


YMCA Essex Newsletter

Please click here to download and read our January 2019 Newsletter.

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.

General Data Protection Regulations – GDPR

Following the recent changes to GDPR, we have updated our Data Privacy Notice. Please follow the link below.

YMCA Essex Data Privacy Notice



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.