Danny’s Story

Danny has battled hard to get himself free of addiction but last year he also battled for others by organising a coffee morning in aid of cancer care.


Medhi’s Story

Mehdi is now a very successful businessman in Bournemouth but it has been a very difficult journey. A stay at YMCA Bournemouth changed his life.


Mhairi’s Story

When Mhairi’s relationship with her boyfriend broke down she had nowhere to live and ended up street homeless before were able to house her at YMCA Bournemouth.


Ben's Story

Ben was bullied at school and suffered with depression. The Chatterboxes helped him make new friends and built up his confidence.


Jess's Story

Jess became homeless after a mental health breakdown resulting from domestic violence. After her stay at YMCA Bournemouth she now lives in her own flat.


Marcus's Story

Marcus had been homeless for 23 years before securing a place at our hostel in Westover Road. He says it’s the best place he has ever been.