YMCA Exeter

Referral address

39-41 St David's Hill

Referral phone

01392 410530

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Homeless, in genuine risk of homelessness, or otherwise vulnerable when making the transition to independent living. In need of the support programme at the level offered. Aged 16 – 29 years old when they apply and move in. Pregnant women. This accommodation is not suitable for babies to live, so alternative accommodation will need to be found prior to the birth.

Who we cannot help

History of arson or violence.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 29

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self-referral but prefer if the person is referred by the: Council, In and out of County social services (16-17 year olds must be referred by a Social Service), Young Devon, Mental Health services, Adult social services.

Referral procedure

4 stage process. Initial Visit, Application Form, Interview, Staff Team Decision.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: ? 1 Year
  • Maximum stay: 2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

6 full time and 2 part time staff. Staff generally available 9am-10pm on week day and 2pm till 10pm on week -end, emergency on-call system. Compulsory keywork system with fortnightly meetings.

Rooms and charges

  • Bedsit: 31
  • Total spaces: 31


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  • Disabled facilities: 1 bedsit is fully wheelchair accessible. Several rooms have adaptations for deaf and visually impaired people.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Exeter St David's, Exeter Central train stations - 5 minutes walk.


Currently have 15 volunteers. Email Office@exeterymca.org.uk or phone 01392 410530 for further information.


Donations welcomed. Email office@exeterymca.org.uk or phone 01392 410530 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA Exeter and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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