Room Sponsorship is about much more than what young people need to survive in the world, it’s about what they need to thrive in it.
By sponsoring a room you will help fund the extra services that YMCA Norfolk provides for young people in its care. Room Sponsors support a young person towards a brighter future by giving them the opportunity to develop the skills they need to move on with their lives.
Many young people become homeless through no fault of their own, the main ‘trigger’ for youth homelessness is family breakdown and for many young people this is a consequence of long-term conflict, violence or neglect.
When a young person becomes homeless they are often extremely lonely, isolated and vulnerable. Without support their life can easily descend into one of poverty, exclusion or worse. By becoming a Room Sponsor you can help them turn their life around.
Our Room Sponsorship scheme gives you the chance to help a homeless person transform their life. For as little as 40p a day (£12 a month) you can help ensure that a homeless young person has the help they need to turn their life around. Sponsorship is about real people helping real people.
Young people without suitable housing are amongst the most vulnerable in our society. The effects of not having a home can be devastating. Homeless people often have problems staying in education, training or employment but they also face difficulties, including low self-esteem, poor health and, in some cases they develop mental health problems.
YMCA Norfolk works to support young people facing housing crisis, and every night we provide a home and support for over 240 young people locally.
This is where your participation within the Room Sponsor programme is vital.