Young Families

Support for Young Families

It’s such a crucial time, the point where young people with young families need independence, but some support.

We support young families to flourish, help them prepare for the next stage, living independently.

It’s not just a roof; each young person and their family has a mentor and access to support from the wider network of the Dudley Young Person’s Alliance. 

How we can help

We support you as young people in the same we would at our Foyer, but on top of that we tailor our support to the needs of you as a parent and your family. That would include connecting up parents and their children, organising stay and play and other activities that help build a thriving, friendly community for the families.

We support families from both Dudley Borough and Sandwell. 

Contact us...

For Dudley                  For Sandwell

01384 2593410121 522 2734

 It’s a lot easier to be the parents we want to be. The support workers are really helpful, especially when you’re doing things for the first time.  It’s an amazing opportunity to get on your feet when you’re stepping out inot the world


Dudley Young Person’s Alliance 

CHADD is the lead partner for a bold new alliance of organisations in Dudley. We work together to support young people coming from care or at risk of homelessness.   It’s a collaboration between the young people and five local organisations.  

As a group we work alongside Dudley Council to support young people in many different ways. The Alliance helps with some of the absolute basics, like a home when someone is facing homelessness or support to develop life skills such as cooking and money and time management.

But more than that, the Alliance can help with mentoring, mental health support, confidence-building and helping young people find their feet, their place in the world and their sense of direction.


News from our Young People's Services

Chaddfest 2023

Mike Walters is the Activities and Wellbeing Mentor at our On-Route Foyer.... he organised the first CHADDFest to bring people together.... He wrote about what and why on the Foyer Federation's website.... Great work Mike.... This September saw the community at...

Tori-Jade on the Youth Power fund at CHADD On Route Foyer

My name is Tori-Jade Davies and I used to live at CHADD On-Route Foyer in the West Midlands. Over the past two years I have found myself and 'come out of my shell', and that's all thanks to the youth power and leadership projects that I've had the opportunity to work...

Celebrating one year of the Dudley Young Person’s alliance.

The Dudley Young Person's Alliance brings together several organizations to help young individuals find their footing, build confidence, and receive practical and personal support.  It's a conscious strategic shift developed between local charities and social...

Sophie on how the Foyer helped her find ….

"It gave me goosebumps". That's how Sophie described watching her own story back. Here she tells us the journey she's been on since moving to our Foyer for young people. What do you think?  

About bloody time – but we still need help with period poverty

Last week we devoted International Women's Day to the About Bloody Time campaign to tackle period poverty for the women of Dudley. This week the government confirmed that they will fund free sanitary products for schools in England.   Hurrah - great news and well done...

RISE Project Coordinator [youth services]

The RISE Project Coordinator will be responsible for developing and coordinating a programme of regular activities and events. As this is a new project we are seeking a self motivated, confident communicator who can make this happen and succeed. The ideal person will...

Foyer gets stuck into to help a Dudley Homelessness Jam #dycjam

Yes that right, a homelessness Jam.  Some of the people who live in our Foyer have got involved with   Dudley Youth Council which has given itself  the brief to "Raise awareness of homelessness and increase services for young people" To start long term work on this...

New Year Honour for Jane Clarke, Former CEO at CHADD

Jane Clarke, who retired as the Chief Executive of Dudley charity CHADD (Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District) two years ago, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honour’s list. Jane has received the award for services to vulnerable women and...

Springboard for Young Parents – exciting news!

A very quick post to announce that we are now offering homes with support for young parents in both Dudley and Sandwell.  A first for CHADD to be working in Sandwell! Both of these schemes provide tenancies to young parents aged 16 to 25 years, in self-contained...

Football at the Foyer, or following a passion.

This season our On Route Foyer's fledgling footie team made it to the semi finals of their first competition. Reports from the sideline tell us it could've gone even better at the Wellbeing League Cup: "Slight controversy as a 'phantom' goal took it to a penalty shoot...