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

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


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.


Ben's Story

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


Dean's Story

Dean learnt in great depth about the illness of alcoholism and this has enabled his recovery process.


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.


Claire's Story

Claire believes without this affordable and well equipped gym, she is certain she would notice a negative impact on her physical and emotional well being.