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About us

Blackburn YMCA was established in 1896 and is part of the Global YMCA movement.Our current work at Blackburn YMCA includes:

  • A dispersed housing project for young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, in the Pendle, Hyndburn, Blackburn with Darwen & Ribble Valley areas.
  • Accommodation and support for care leavers.
  • Work with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Working with our partners ‘RV Projects’ to create volunteering opportunities in Europe for young people accessing our services.
  • A Refugee and Asylum Seeker Project.

Example of our work

Watch BBC Breakfast interview with Max, a 19 year old from YMCA Blackburn, who discussed his personal experiences of homelessness at 16 and how the YMCA has helped him to start living independently.