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YMCA Open Door

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.

We provide…

  • 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.

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.

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For more information on Open Door, please visit our website or contact the team on our details shown below:


Who to contact

Contact Name
Jonathan Crust
Contact Position
Host Coordinator
0121 524 3255
YMCA Open Door

Where to go

YMCA Western Gateway
Carters Green
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 9LG

Other Details


Age Ranges
16 - 24
Referral required
Referral Details

Young people have to present to their local as homeless, so that they can be referred on to the project. Unfortunately we cannot take self referrals due to cost implications.

Record Last Updated on: 05/04/2019

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