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YMCA Black Country Group - Open Door Project

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Homeless young people, care leavers. No local connection required.

Who we cannot help

No automatic exclusions.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from children's services, housing teams, youth offending services and others.

Referral procedure

Emergency referrals taken over the phone daily 10am-6pm with a written risk assessment. Non-emergency enquiries dealt with by face to face assessment.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Placement is overseen by a project worker who works through support plans, providing life skills and general advice.

Total spaces



Own room in host's home.