Youth and Families Matter (YFM) is a local charity that has been loving Totton for over 25 years. Through a programme of one-to-one support, groups, activities, courses, a food bank and community cafe, YFM aims to be there for children, young people, adults and families in this community who are facing tough challenges. These challenges can include abuse, addiction, family relationships, homelessness, mental health, illness, poverty, special needs and many more.
Established in 1993 as the community project of Testwood Baptist Church YFM aims to listen without judgement and to do so with compassion; care with kindness and sensitivity; and empower individuals to make positive changes and face challenges with confidence.
YFM is fairly unique in that they will look to support someone whatever their struggle and for however long they need. YFM is faith based but not faith biased.
The project aim is to help meet the increasing needs of children, young people and families through support, training and education.
YFM’s vision is to see the growth of wellbeing in our community, relationally, emotionally, practically and spiritually. In practise this means we support individuals – enabling the development of relational and personal skills, promoting safety and facilitating positive contributions to others in our community.