Open Door offers homeless young people (ages 16-24) accommodation in the homes of individuals, couples and families who live in the Black Country. A young person placed with a Host will receive support from YMCA Black Country Group to help them gain the confidence and skills they need to become independent adults.
- Emergency Nightstop:
A young person, subject to passing a risk assessment, is given an emergency Nightstop placement with a Host family while a more permanent living situation is sorted out. Dinner, bed, and breakfast are provided on this service, and daystop if required.
- Supported Lodgings:
A vulnerable young person is placed in Supported Lodgings with a Host family for up to 2 years while homelessness remains a risk. Each individual is given a Project Worker, who works with them to develop skills for life. We encourage young people into education or employment to lead them into independence, and a sustainable future.
- Respite Support:
Young people already accommodated elsewhere can be referred for respite care from a few days to a few weeks.
Young People need to:
- Have a desire for a sustainable adult lifestyle
- Regulate their behaviour to accommodate house rules
- Engage with Hosts and YMCA Open Door staff
- The project is most suitable for 16-17 year olds but other ages are not automatically excluded.
For more information on Open Door, please visit our website or contact the team on our details shown below: