YMCA North Tyneside was founded in 1879 and was originally known as The Borough of Tynemouth YMCA.
After an inaugural meeting on 7 June 1879 there followed weekly meetings in the Sons of Temperance Hall, Norfolk Street, North Shields.
The YMCA grew in popularity. Within a year larger premises were needed. Meetings were moved to 53 Tyne Street and in 1897 to 51 Camden Street. In 1920 the YMCA moved to a building in Bedford Street (which is still owned by the YMCA) where it remained until 1938. The present building is on Church Way in North Shields. Today we are known as YMCA North Tyneside.
YMCA North Tyneside today.
YMCAs share a common goal to create a supportive, inclusive and energising communities where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.
We operate in almost 740 different communities across England and Wales impacting upon the lives of more than 630,000 people every year.
The work we do every day to support young people is made to happen by nearly 7,000 members of staff and more than 5,100 volunteers.
Support & Advice
YMCA provides support and advice to more than 105,000 people every year.
YMCA offers more than 9,100 beds, it provides a home to more than 18,000 people experiencing homelessness each year, making us the largest voluntary sector provider of supported housing for young people in England and Wales.
YMCA supports more than 230,000 children, young people and parents every year through our family work.
Health & Wellbeing
YMCA provides more than 270 health and wellbeing facilities, engaging more than 125,000 people each year.
Training & Education
YMCA enables almost 68,000 people every year to engage in education and training.