The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga has a 150 year history in the community. To date, the Y engages 60,000 individuals through programs and services across 18 locations, including one residential camp and three child development centers. 


At the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga, we believe in honoring our Christian mission, living our cause, acting in accordance with our values, and placing the greater good above self. 

It is our belief that, in a diverse world, we are stronger when our doors are open to all. Diversity and inclusion are core tenets of our mission as we work to create better communities, a better country and a better world... For A Better Us. We are committed to ensuring that our members, program participants, donors, volunteers and team members feel genuinely welcome, encouraged and supported. 

Together, with our members, donors & community partners, we are making sure that ALL have the opportunity to thrive. These programs would not be possible without our annual Community Support Campaign as well as private and public grants. 




Youth Development - Empowering young people to reach their full potential. 

  • YCAP, BOLD/GOLD, Youth Sports, YMCA Camp Ocoee, Afterschool Care, Model UN, Miracle League

Healthy Living- Improving individual and community well-being

  • Miracle League, Food RX, Nutrition Programming, Pedaling for Parkinson's, Rock Steady, LIVESTRONG at the Y, Diabetes Prevention 

Social Responsibility - Providing support and inspiring action in our communities

  • Safety Around Water, Mobile Fit, Food & Fun, Mobile Market, Backpack Blessings 

Impact at a Glance: 

  • 30,000 individuals served in 2023
  • $477k awarded for income-based memberships
  • 285 Corporate Partners
  • 300,000 healthy meals prepared and served across 80 area sites
  • 8,000+ youth served

Get more impact info from our annual reports. 

2023 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report



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Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

Our Mission to Inclusion: At the YMCA, we strongly believe we should all work together toward achieving a member environment that is welcoming for individuals, regardless of age, religion, abilities, gender or socioeconomic status. To achieve our mission of empowering all people to reach their full potential, the Y is committed to providing an environment that embodies our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.