The BIG Picture
The YMCA movement is the largest and oldest youth charity in the world, with 14,000 YMCA's and 45 million members in 125 countries.
We believe that all young people deserve to have a safe place to live and the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The YMCA's vision is of an inclusive Christian Movement, transforming communities so that all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.
IN A DAY
Accommodation for 7000 vulnerable young people
IN A YEAR
Support for 1 million young people
There are 135 YMCAs and over 150 YMCA shops
IN THE WORLD
125 countries with YMCAs 45 million people helped
Global Movement, Local Reach
The YMCA is a global movement and responds to the needs of young people around the world, yet each YMCA is an independent organisation which provides services tailored to the needs of its local community.