ALVERTON ROAD, PENZANCE,
TR18 – 4TE
The Penzance YMCA, part of YMCA Cornwall, was founded as an Association in 1893 by a group of Christian men and youths of the town.
The YMCA and its work can now be found in Alverton Road and consists of :-
q Supported Housing for young People between the ages of 16 – 25 years.
q Youth and Community Centre for a variety of social and sporting activities for all ages
q Backpacker Hostel with up to 52 beds for youth groups and backpackers visiting West Cornwall
Our premises have a cheerful outlook and are available for a variety of community activities which seek to cover all sides of the red triangle – Body, Mind and Spirit, - Members are encouraged to take part in all that happens in the YMCA.
The YMCA is Inter-denominational and a Christian charity committed to helping young people, particularly at times of need, regardless of gender, race, ability or faith.
We invite you to join us
MISSION STATEMENT OF YMCA CORNWALL
YMCA Cornwall is part of an International Christian Movement which recognises the equal value of all people. It seeks to serve the communities in Cornwall with an emphasis on the young, by providing them with a stimulating and supportive environment, enabling them to enrich their lives and the lives of others. It welcomes into its fellowship persons of other religious faiths and of none.
Accordingly the YMCA stands for:
A worldwide fellowship based on the equal value of all persons.
Respect and freedom for all, tolerance and understanding between people of different opinions.
Active concern for the needs of the community. United effort by Christians of different traditions.
The YMCA aims to:
Provide a welcome to members for themselves, in a meeting place which is theirs to share, where friendships can be made and counsel sought.
Develop activities which stimulate and challenge its members in an environment that enables them to take responsibility and find a sense of achievement.
Involve all members in care and work for others.
Create opportunities for exchanging views, so that its members can improve their understanding of the world, of themselves and of one another.