The Drop In Portland

The Drop In Portland

At a glance

Causes

  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

The Drop In, on the Isle of Portland hosts a population of 13,000 people and some of our neighbourhoods are in the bottom 5% for UK child poverty.  Our youth service supports 275 local young people of secondary school and college age. 

Activities

We provide evening sessions which inspire and improve life-chances through targetted early intervention sessions on avoiding risky behaviours (drug/alcohol), reducing teenage pregnancy, and addressing mental health problems. Some young people attend sporadically when they need support or a safe place to go, with others attending weekly.  When funding permits, we run specific projects like our recent award winning 'Push Up' project for young men at risk of county lines exploitation.

Current opportunities

Dorset, DT5 1JN

Join the Trustee board of our award winning local youth service

Dorset, DT5 1JN

Join the Trustee board of our award winning local youth service

Dorset, DT5 1JN

Join the Trustee board of our award winning local youth service