BeFriends formerly known as Youth-Link (Dundee) is a Dundee based charity and was established in 1981, since then we have provided help and support to thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the Dundee area.
BeFriends acts as a resource for vulnerable/disadvantaged children aged 5-18 providing them with a One-to-One Befriending Service. Through support from befrienders and by participating in fun activities/experiences we:
Make a positive change in the lives of the children and young people
Raise the children and young people’s aspirations and help them realise their full potential
Build upon the children's key skills and abilities helping them develop into confident and capable individuals
Enhance the children and young people’s personal, social and communication skills
Encourage the children and young people to take responsibility for their behaviour and actions and support them to make positive choices that can reshape their future
Increase the children and young people’s participation in city wide and local activities
Mission Statement: Through volunteers, BeFriends offers befriending support to disadvantaged local children and young people, developing their life skills and improving their well-being.
Scottish Charity No. SC 022565.
A charitable company limited by guarantee - Registered in Scotland as BeFriends Limited No. SC 150411.