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WHO ARE WE?

Dublin YMCA is an approved Charity Organisation CHY 2366.

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors:

Chairman: Leslie Carrickford-Kingston, Hon. Secretary: Hermann Borchers, Julian Hamilton, Treasurer: Tim O’Hanrahan, Directors: Edel McCormack, Paul Owens, Sandra Masterson-Power.

Where will my donation go?

Funds received will be used towards supporting our vital charity services includingYouth Work Programmes, PAKT Family Support Programmes and our STEP Programme for early school leavers.

You can view our most recent Annual Report here.

Transparency/Governance

We are signed up to the ICTR Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising (see bottom of page).

You can view our most up to date accounts here, we are proud to have our 2014 accounts SORP compliant.

We are also signed up to The Governance Code, a copy of which you can see here.

To make a donation to the City of Dublin YMCA you can :

Contact the main reception on 01-4782607
Email us at martha@ymca.ie
Download our Donations Direct Debit Form
or Donate using Paypal.

YMCA ICTR FUNDRAISING PRINCIPLES

>>YMCA ICTR Fundraising Principles

The YMCA adheres to and has signed up to the ICTR Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. Our fundraising efforts and 100% of the profits of our social enterprises go towards our charitable services creating real impact and outcomes on the lives of vulnerable young people and a deprived inner city community.

More information is available from their website – ICTR Website

>>Board Resolution March 2011

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Youth Services

The YMCA Youth Work Service engages with over 100 young people aged 7–18yrs in a variety of structured programmes such as; homework clubs, residentials, educational & drop-ins.

“Without the clubs in the YMCA I’d just be out hanging around the streets and getting into trouble…”

 

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Homelessness Services

The YMCA in partenership with Depaul Ireland a supported housing project for young homeless people aged 18-30yrs.  We have 35 single occupancy, ensuite, bedsits.  Residents will be assigned a qualified keyworker who will work actively with them on careplans to get ready for independent living.  This is a high-quality, client-centred service.

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Back to Education Programme

The STEP (Support Training and Enterprise Programme) is second chance for early school leavers aged 17-25yrs who have left the system with little or no formal education. This 1yr FETACLevel 4 course includes ECDL, Maths, Communications and a structured Work Experience module. The aim for the courses 8 participants is to provide a platform, and the confidence, for the young person to re-engage with the formal education system and/or find employment.

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Dublin YMCA has seen a consistent increase in demand for our services. The demand for places on our early school leavers programme (STEP) outweighs spaces available 5 to 1 (for example on average 40 applications are received for just 8 places each term).