Welcome to YMCA Cornwall
YMCA is the largest and the oldest group of independent charities working with young people in the world. Across England there are 114 independent YMCAs.
Each one is a thriving and active community and an autonomous charity that is transforming lives.
YMCA Cornwall focus’s on young people and help them play an active and fulfilling role within their communities. We call this a youth minded community approach.
We provide a wide array of community based activities and housing services to help meet local needs wherever we are based.
What we do
YMCA Cornwall was established in 1877 and from its very earliest days has provided supportive accommodation to young people in need. Today we have housing at our site in Penzance, in the surrounding community and in Camborne.
We run Youth services in Mullion, Marazion, Sennen and youth counselling and mediation from Penzance. We have a nursery in Mullion and shops in Penzance and Truro.
CHANGES AT THE YMCA
Please note that, although the Backpackers is closing at the YMCA, all other facilities such as the coffee shop and room hire will continue as usual for the foreseeable future.