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YMCA Shared Services, Inc. is an innovative collaboration among 34 YMCA Associations comprised of 194 individual YMCA Branches in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington DC. In addition to the common mission of all YMCAs, to strengthen communities through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our member YMCAs are brought together by the common goal of reducing costs where possible to further our cause. YMCA Shared Services, Inc. member YMCA Associations include:

    • Attleboro YMCA

      The Attleboro YMCA has been serving the Attleboro, Norton and surrounding communities since it was first founded in 1867. Over the years, we’ve helped our members, neighbors and friends develop healthy spirit, mind and body.Today, we remain committed to our cause through programs and services that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. By being part of the Attleboro YMCA, you won’t only feel good about building a healthier you, but you can feel good about being part of an inclusive organization that delivers lasting personal and social change. Visit Website

    • Bath Area Family YMCA

      The history of the Bath Area Family YMCA had its beginnings in May 1856 at the Central Church in Bath, Maine, now the Chocolate Church. The services have changed from essay readings to basketball games, from prayer meetings to child care, from Bible study to yoga, from religious exercises to aquatic exercises. What has remained the same, however, is the commitment of the Y to the community. We are willing to change with the times and offer what the community wants and needs. Volunteers, members, and staff work together to create a valuable resource for the community.  This is what the Y is about.  Build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

    • Cambridge YMCA

      Cambridge YMCAThe Cambridge YMCA is located at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. In the heart of Central Square, our 120,000 square foot facility draws members from all over Cambridge, as well as surrounding communities. The Cambridge YMCA and its 80 member staff serve approximately 3,800 men, women, & children every year. Visit Website

    • Central Connecticut Coast YMCA

      The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is a charitable, not-for-profit, community service organization dedicated to putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The Y strengthens the foundations of communities and families through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in twenty-four towns and cities in the Greater Bridgeport and New Haven areas. Additionally, programs and services are offered through YMCA Camp Hi-Rock located in Mount Washington, MA. Visit Website

    • Danvers Community YMCA

      Danvers YMCAThe mission of the Danvers Community YMCA is to provide facilities and programs which promote good health, strong kids and strong families in an environment filled with good, moral and ethical values based on the YMCA’s christian principles and traditions. Visit Website

    • Greater Burlington YMCA

      The Greater Burlington YMCA has been making a positive impact in their community for decades, through building the spirit, mind and body of each individual with programs unique to their Vermont based community. We believe by nurturing the potential of kids, helping people lead healthier lives and supporting our neighbors, we can strengthen the community as a whole, creating an enriched environment for everyone to enjoy.

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    • Greater Holyoke YMCA

      GreaterHolyoke YMCAAfter more than 125 years of service to the surrounding communities, today, our “full-service” facility contains two swimming pools, gymnasium, health and wellness areas, lockers, weight room, personal training room, child care center, HUBS and much more. Our service area includes Holyoke, South Hadley, Granby, Chicopee as well as people living in approximately 8 surrounding communities. The Greater Holyoke YMCA impacts over 6,500 individuals yearly, and employs a workforce of more than 125 community members. Visit Website

    • Hampshire Regional YMCA

      The Hampshire Regional has been in existance since 1880 and is located at 286 Prospect Street in Northampton, MA. This association serves the communities of Hampshire County and serves over 3,000 families, all while employing over 160 members of their community. Visit Website

    • Malden YMCA

      Malden YMCAThe Malden YMCA is an independent association, serving the communities of Malden, Everett and Medford. Our YMCA serves over 9,200 members, all while employing 249 members of their community. The Malden YMCA’s mission drives us to mold the kind of people who care about others, who are firm in their own sense of worth, who truly believe that everyone is a child of God, whose outlook is community-wide and world-wide, who control the events of their own lives and who give leadership to others. The Malden YMCA is committed to providing vital community services for our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Visit Website

    • Meadowlands Area YMCA

      Mission Statement: To serve the residential and corporate communities in the Meadowlands Area by offering services and programs that build healthy bodies, minds and spirits; so that men, women and children of all ages, income abilities, races and religions, can participate in programs that instill Christian values to help develop the citizens of our community. The Meadowlands Area YMCA will be a premier service organization, providing the most comprehensive programs designed to make a positive difference in the lives of the youth, adults and families of our community, while developing the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Visit Website

    • Merrimack Valley YMCA

      The Merrimack Valley YMCA is a not-for-profit association of individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through programs that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body. The YMCA seeks to serve all people, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or economic circumstances. Our mission is to make healthier lives achievable for everyone.

      Our vision is to be a place where everyone has the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive through our services and programs. We are always striving to enrich our member experience and foster a sense of community through inclusion and outreach. We continue to strengthen our volunteer and financial resources, and our internal operations to manage current needs and support future growth.

      The Merrimack Valley YMCA involves more than 30,000 members and participants in more than 2000 different programs. Emphasizing the four core character development values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, we are committed to strengthening our communities by nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Visit Website

    • Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges

      As the largest association of YMCA’s in the State of New Jersey, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has an amazing opportunity to enrich the lives of thousands of children, families and individuals through programs that build spirit, mind and body. Our YMCA branches offer a diverse and unique array of programs for people of all ages including child care, summer camps, wellness, aquatics and before and after school programs just to name a few.

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    • MetroWest YMCA

      metrowest YMCAThe Y’s mission is our reason for being, and the Y’s cause is our mission in action—a promise to do everything in our power to enrich the common good and make life better for individuals, families, and our communities. For more than 50 years, the MetroWest YMCA has been offering innovative programs and responding to community needs throughout Metro West, offering meaningful and enduring change. Visit Website

    • Ocean Community YMCA

      ocy-main-office-and-branch-westerlySince our beginning, our Association has strived to serve our community with valuable programs targeting the health of the individual, the strength of our families and a lasting bond and friendship within our community. The Westerly-Pawcatuck branch was founded in 1928 on its current site in Westerly, RI. The branch saw many expansions through the years. With the turn of the new millennium, the Association opened both the Arcadia and Mystic branches. The Ocean Community YMCA has three branches and two camps. The service area spans a geographic region that includes most of southeastern CT and south county Rhode Island. We serve over 25,000 members with 300 employees.  Visit Website

    • Old Colony YMCA

      Old Colony YMCA is guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We serve 31 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts with programs for all ages and abilities, designed to build healthy spirits, minds and bodies. Old Colony Y is one of the largest human service providers in Southeastern Massachusetts, serving over 140,000 children and families. Last year, our more than 37,000 members visited our facilities nearly one million times!  Visit Website

    • Santa Monica Family YMCA

      The Santa Monica Family YMCA was first incorporated on April 19, 1901. The Santa Monica Family YMCA had its second start at a meeting held June 13, 1927 in the cafeteria of Santa Monica High School. Under the leadership of Dr. C. H. Lewis, our first president, the Y embarked upon a mission to establish a place where local residents could share “friendship and faith.” The Santa Monica Family YMCA offers One-day School Break Day Camps as well as Winter, Spring and Summer Day Camps when school is out for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Visit Website

    • Somerville YMCA

      Somerville YMCAThe Somerville YMCA is located at 101 Highland Ave. Founded in 1844, it serves the community of Somerville and its neighbors. The Somerville YMCA and its 60 staff members serve approximately 2000 members every year. Visit Website

    • South Shore YMCA

      The South Shore YMCA is a not-for-profit association of individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through programs that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body. Rooted in Christian tradition and values, the YMCA seeks to serve all people, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or economic circumstances.

      Our vision is to be a place where everyone has the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive through our services and programs. We are always striving to enrich our member experience and foster a sense of community through inclusion and outreach. We continue to strengthen our volunteer and financial resources, and our internal operations to manage current needs and support future growth. Visit Website

    • Southern District YMCA

      Southern District YMCA provides opportunities for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in our southern New Hampshire community. We achieve this by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all – regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, ability, religion or income.  Visit Website

    • West Suburban YMCA

      The West Suburban YMCA, founded in 1877 in Newton Corner, is among the oldest YMCAs in the United States. We are a nonprofit community service organization made possible because of charitable donations, member support and dedicated volunteers. Every day individuals feel our impact when they make a healthy choice, mentor a child or join with others for a common good. Our staff and volunteers deliver on our cause to strengthen community. Whether building confidence in kids, encouraging someone to achieve a health goal, or bringing people from different backgrounds together to improve neighborhoods, every connection made contributes to a better “us.” Working together for good is who we are. Our promise to you, as you walk in the door, is to find “your fit” with the activities, facilities and programs that we offer. We offer the resources and the flexibility to help you, your family and the community to be healthier, happier and more connected. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Cape Cod

      YMCA Cape CodSpread throughout the state of Massachusetts, YMCA of Cape Cod serves 7 communities and serves 750 families, all while employing 245 members of their community. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Visit Website

    • YMCA Southcoast

      At YMCA SOUTHCOAST we value the little things. We believe healthy living is not just a fad, it’s a way of life. We are a community, and a family, embracing today’s social responsibilities together. We work to ensure that we are a Y for ALL people. ​For over a century we have been developing healthy minds, bodies, and spirits.

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    • YMCA of Central Massachusetts

      YMCA of Central MassachusettsThe YMCA of Central Massachusetts has five branches and two day camp properties in addition to their Association Offices. Spread throughout Central Massachusetts, this association serves 50,000 people throughout 57 cities and towns, all while employing 600 members of their community. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Central Virginia

      The YMCA of Central Virginia is more than a gym, we are a cause driven community-centered charitable organization committed to offering you and your family with the programs and services that will enhance your life, and create opportunities for you to connect and thrive.  Visit Website

    • YMCA of Frederick County

      Our YMCA is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with community partners to improve the lives of children, adults, families, and the entire community. Our purpose is to strengthen and enrich the development of individuals and families through quality programs and services that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Integral to everything that we do are our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our Y serves people of all backgrounds, ages, capabilities and income levels, providing financial assistance to those in need.

      Encouraging, supporting and improving healthy living habits, among our members and throughout the community, are central to our purpose. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Greater Boston

      YMCA of Greater BostonFounded in 1851 as America’s first Y, the YMCA of Greater Boston strengthens the Greater Boston community through a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As the community’s leading nonprofit, we are dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. Each year the YMCA enables more than 150,000 youth, adults, and seniors to be healthy, confident, connected and secure thanks to the dedication of over 1500 part and full time employees. The YMCA of Greater Boston’s operating budget is over $70 million and includes 13 branches and three signature programs including resident camps in New Hampshire. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Greater Hartford

      The YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford, Inc. has 10 branches, and 2 resident camps in addition to their Association Offices. Spread throughout the state of Connecticut, this association serves 40 communities and serves 110,000 families, all while employing 1,800 members of their community. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Greater Nashua

      Our Mission: To instill values and provide opportunities for lifelong personal growth and the development of a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Greater Providence

      The YMCA of Greater Providence has 7 branches, 1 resident camps and 1 Youth Services branch in addition to their Association Offices. Spread throughout the state of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, this association serves 26 communities and serves 7,577 families representing almost 32,000 members, all while employing 159 Full Time 240 Temp & 1062 part time, regular staff members of their community. The mission of the YMCA of Greater Providence is to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, through programs, services and relationships that are based upon our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. To become the most valued resource for families and individuals seeking healthy lifestyles and wellness. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Greater Whittier

      The YMCA of Greater Whittier is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We believe by nurturing the potential of kids, helping people lead healthier lives and supporting our neighbors, we can strengthen the community as a whole, creating an enriched environment for everyone to enjoy. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Metro North

      YMCA MetroNorthThe YMCA of Metro North has seven locations, including two Child Care Centers and a Gymnastics Center in addition to their Association Offices. Located north of Boston in Eastern Massachusetts, this association serves nine communities and serves 8,000 families, all while employing 600 members of their community. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

      The YMCA is one of the largest social service agencies serving Washington D.C., suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. Every year, we provide opportunities in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camp, child care, and more for over 250,000 people through our 16 branches and program centers. Visit Website

    • YMCA of San Francisco

      For more than 160 years, the YMCA of San Francisco has addressed the most pressing social issues of the day–whether that was helping immigrants adjust to life in America or supporting soldiers newly returned from war find jobs back home. Their 14 YMCAs and more than 120 community sites in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties strive to understand the complex nature of emerging needs and develop unique programming built upon community strength. Visit Website

    • YMCA of the East Bay

      The YMCA of the East Bay is a community-based charitable service organization dedicated to building the spirit, mind and body of each individual with programs unique to each community. With programs founded on Christian principles, emphasizing education, health and recreation, the YMCA serves men, women and children of all ages, religions, races and abilities, with a focus on youth. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Silicon Valley

      There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because in communities across Silicon Valley, we have the presence and partnerships to both promise and deliver lasting personal and social change. The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good. Visit Website

    • YMCA of the North Shore

      YMCA north shore The YMCA of North Shore has 7 local YMCA’s, 9 resident camps and numerous offsite childcare and teen and youth service centers in addition to their association offices. Spread throughout the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire this association serves 26 communities and serves over 60,000 individuals and families, all while employing 1,600 members of their community. Visit Website

    • YMCA of Montclair

      The YMCA of Montclair has been making a positive impact in their community since 1891. Today, the YMCA of Montclair operates two branches—our Park Street Branch and our Geyer Family Branch—serving over 12,000 members. Membership is open to all, with financial assistance available to those who live in our service area (Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Haskell, Montclair, Verona and West Milford) with demonstrated financial need. Visit Website

    • Mon Valley YMCA

       

      The Mon Valley YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Christian in its heritage, it is ecumenical in its delivery of services and its membership.

      The YMCA assists people in learning skills and attitudes that will enrich their lives, help them grow and develop, lead them to interracial and intergenerational understanding and to realize their full potential as members of this community. The YMCA emphasizes development of the whole person as embodied in the YMCA symbol, the triangle, which signifies the union of body, mind and spirit. At the Y, strengthening community is their cause. Every day, the Y works side by side with its neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

    • Sarasota YMCA

      THE SARASOTA FAMILY YMCA, INC. is a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development by nurturing the potential of every child and teen; healthy living by improving the community’s health and well-being; and social responsibility by giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Every day, the Y works to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

    • Somerset County and Plainfield YMCA

      The YMCA is so much more than a “swim and gym.” It is a powerful association of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, improve health and well-being, and foster a sense of social responsibility. At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening the community is our cause. As a community-based nonprofit, the Y aims to make a meaningful difference in the life of each person who walks through our doors. Our programs and services help individuals and families to grow in spirit, mind and body. Somerset County YMCA is a community within a community. What makes our Ys special is not the space between the walls, but the people in the halls.

    • YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy
      At the YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Y strengthens the foundations of communities and families through key areas of focus: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are committed to this cause because a strong community is achieved when we invest in our children, health, neighbors and our mission. The Y is for the entire community and is open to everyone. We are here to serve you, your family and all of our communities while developing your spirit, mind and body.  Welcome to our Y!

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