We are an independent Christian charity committed to helping young people, particularly at times of need, regardless of gender, race, ability or faith. We are also registered social landlord and company limited by guarantee.
We provide supported housing for vulnerable and homeless people aged 16 to 64, innovative learning and development programmes, various schemes for children in and out of school and other projects aimed at achieving sustainable community development. The latter category includes the YMCA Derbyshire Furniture Project in Chesterfield, trading as New2U, and our room hire and conference facilities in Derby. We also wholly own a social enterprise company called Renew Maintenance Limited, established in 2011.
We were formed as Derby YMCA in 1847 and our main office moved to the current location on London Road in Wilmorton in 1967. Derby YMCA became YMCA Derbyshire in 2004 to reflect our growth and also to encompass our activities across the county. We now operate from five centres across Derbyshire - two in Derby, two in Chesterfield and one in Ilkeston. We are affiliated to the National and international YMCA Movement.
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