We are a charity and have been serving the local community for over 130 years. Whilst our focus is on young people, we work with all members of the community, in the belief that everyone should be able to reach their full potential, regardless of their background. We call this a youth minded community approach. We work across a number of boroughs including Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Dartford, Greenwich and Ashford. We work from the following locations: Romford, Dartford, Greenwich and Ashford. YMCA Thames Gateway is also proud to support YMCA Thamesmead. Every night we provide supported accommodation for homeless people locally, providing young people with opportunities to develop the necessary life skills to find work and live independently.