As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y was created in response to social challenges and remains to this day a lifeline in communities around the world.
We understand the challenges that keep families and individuals from reaching their full potential. That's why each branch responds to the unique issues influencing the community and provides support through services focused on critical areas, such as child welfare, community health, job training, environmental education, quality of life or family services.
Below are a few examples of how we provide support to communities near you.
YMCA Community Action Project
Homeless Kids Go To Camp
Krystal's mom died in 2015 of a sudden heart attack. "My mom and I were a team. We lived together and she took care of my kids while I was studying to get my GED and working as a dishwasher", Krystal says.
She was a single mom living paycheck to paycheck with a 12 year old son Austin, and 9-year old daughter Kasie. By end of the school year they were homeless. Read More...
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