20 January 2015

YMCA Crewe are supporting the Churches Together in Crewe Night Shelter for the second year running.

Every night, from Mid January to the end of February, different churches open their doors for people who are experiencing homelessness. A YMCA staff member supports two volunteers up until midnight to assess and oversee up to 12 overnight guests in church halls around Crewe. After midnight the YMCA worker remains on call to support volunteers with any issues.

In the morning the YMCA Homeless Co-ordinator works with individuals to secure settled housing solutions. Last year over 70% of participants were assisted to more permanent accommodation.

This critical service is organised by Churches Together in Crewe and Cheshire East Housing Options and a number of other partners and supporters.

YMCA Crewe are delighted to be part of this local and effective venture.