About YMCA Cornwall
YMCA Cornwall was established in 1877 and from its very earliest days has provided supportive accommodation to young people in need. As an autonomous charity we rely on donations and grants to fund much of our work.
Today, we offer supported housing for young people aged 16 – 24 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We provide a safe, stable environment for residents along with guidance from a team of dedicated support workers. Together these elements provide a secure foundation from which young people can move towards independent living, remain in education and find employment.
We provide 50 self-contained flats for vulnerable young people in Penzance including four move-on flats in the surrounding community. We recently converted our obsolete sports hall and backpackers accommodation to create 20 new flats, responding to ever-growing need for supported accommodation in the area.
Our Penzance site has a coffee shop and a range of rooms that can be hired for meetings, family events and fitness activities; profits from our social enterprise are reinvested in YMCA Cornwall to help young people.
Service typesOther Community-based Services