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West Kent YMCA

  • Contact Name: Jane Davison
  • Address: YMCA Horizon Project 164 Shipbourne Road Tonbridge Kent TN10 3EJ
  • Telephone: 01732 363990

West Kent YMCA is a local Christian charity. We work primarily with young men and women - of all faiths and none - many of whom are facing major issues in their life - such as homelessness, family breakdown, emotional and mental health difficulties, neglect, drug or alcohol abuse, school exclusion or who may be young parents, ex-offenders or victims of crime.

The charity’s operations currently focus on these main areas:

Ryder House 
- Supported housing and inclusion programmes for young people who would otherwise be homeless.   
- 37 flats for young men and women aged 16 to 26 [up to age 24 on arrival] 

Furniture Warehouses 
– Recycling 300 tonnes [a year] of furniture & electrical items to provide supported employment, volunteering and training.  More than just a charity shop - we probably reach more parts of our community than you could ever imagine... we even offer some items on our eBay 4 Charity shop..

Horizon Project 
– Supported vocational skills training for young people who have been excluded or are at risk of exclusion. 
- Life changing opportunity, training and support
- Skills for life, for work and for living 


Vehicle for Change V4C 

– Outreach youth work from a van 

Youthclubs static and mobile

- To engage, equip and empower young people in West Kent