How We Help

One number different.

Everyone deserves a chance to live their best life, regardless of who they are or where they come from. But far too many people never get this opportunity because of factors beyond their control. How much a person makes or where they live shouldn’t indictate their health or happiness.
In York County, the zip code you’re born in can determine your future. Someone living in 17401 lives about 9 years less than someone living in 17402, just one number different. That’s the difference between changing your grand-kid’s diapers and listening to them talk about their first crush at elementary school.

There are so many reasons why this is the case, ranging from the average family income to school district performance, but one thing is certain: The YMCA of York and York County is doing its part to even the playing field.

Everyone should know how to swim. This is why we use your contribution to offer swim lessons to people of all ages for free or reduced cost. By donating to the YMCA, you’re are giving over 600 children in our community the life-saving ability of swimming.

The YMCA is also home to a world-class swim team, whose award-winning members have gone on to swim in the Olympics. The YMCA swim club has ranked in the top of 5 of all 300 YMCA clubs and top 100 of all 3,000 USA swim clubs.

Contact John at [email protected] to learn more

Your gift helps children learn, grow and achieve all summer long at camp! From archery to art, from swimming to science, children create lasting friendships and memories over the summer with the YMCA of York and York County.

All people of all ages should build a healthy spirit, mind and body, regardless of their income so your support gives every child a chance to experience camp through financial assistance.

Email Matt at [email protected] to learn more

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA gives cancer survivors all they need to live their best lives after their heroic fights against the deadly disease. Through professional wellness coaching and personal support, this free program restores participants physical, spiritual, and emotional health.

No one should have to face life after cancer alone, regardless of who they are or where they come from, which is why your gift makes the YMCA a place where everyone, including cancer survivors can create a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Email Heather at [email protected] to learn more

Your gift gives all people a chance to live their best and healthiest lives possible by providing financial assistance towards YMCA memberships for those in need.

All people of all ages should build a healthy spirit, mind, and body, regardless of their income, so your gift makes life-changing wellness facilities, health programs, exercise instruction, and a strong community of caring people a reality for everyone.

Contact your local Y’s membership desk to learn more

Everyone should go to bed at night in a warm room with a roof over their head. To make this
dream a reality, we provide a safe haven to about 120 men on the brink of homelessness in our Men’s Residence above the York Branch YMCA.

Thanks to your gift, these apartments come with everything residents need to get back on their
feet, including kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, and case management services. Your support keeps people off the streets and, instead, puts them into loving homes.

Contact Danyse at [email protected] to learn more

Your gift gives new arrivals to our country the support they need to thrive in their new home. You ensure that our New American Welcome Center is there to connect recent arrivals to our community with the resources and people they need to live productive and healthy lives.

All people of all ages should build a healthy spirit, mind, and body, regardless of their income. This is why your gift brings the New American Welcome Center’s services to all newcomers in York free of charge.

Contact Jose at [email protected] to learn more

Individuals struggling with Parkinson’s Disease need unique ways to build their strength and coordination. Through non-contact intense exercise, Rock Steady Boxing gives them the tools they need to combat their disease.

Parkinson’s can affect anybody, regardless of who they are or where they come from, which is why your support gives all individuals facing the disease the ability to improve their health, mind, and spirit through Rock Steady Boxing at the YMCA.

Contact Ann at [email protected] to learn more

Southern Community Services at the Southern Branch YMCA helps those struggling in Southern
York County with all their needs, with services ranging from food distribution, household
necessities, utility assistance, seasonal offerings, and case management.

No one should go hungry or be cold at night, regardless of who they are or where they come from, which is why your gift to the YMCA makes Southern York County a place where everyone can live
with a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Contact Theresa at [email protected] to learn more

You make programs like Y Achievers possible by supporting high school students as they receive the academic support, mentoring, and guidance needed to achieve their dreams after high school.

High school students from all backgrounds should have a future where they can build a healthy spirit, mind and body, so your support makes Y Achievers an option for all youths in our community by covering program costs and funding life-changing trips to local colleges and workplaces.

Contact Nacole at [email protected] to learn more

Your gift makes it possible for all kids to play sports and make lifelong friends. The YMCA is proud to host teams from all types of sports, ranging from volleyball to basketball to fencing. Youths of all ages and backgrounds come together to bond and learn valuable life skills.

Everyone growing up should get a chance to be a part of a team, regardless of their income, so your support offsets program fees to give all youths at the Y a spot on the roster.

Contact Travis at [email protected] for more info on Southern’s programs, Doug at [email protected] for more info on York’s programs, or Matt at [email protected] for more info on Dover’s programs

The YMCA has programs for children of all ages. Your gift makes the Y’s childcare, preschool, and enrichment programs possible for all of our community’s youth.

All children deserve to grow up in a loving environment surrounded by caring people, which is why your support gives all families, regardless of who they are or where they come from, a chance to give their children the best health, mind, and spirit possible at the YMCA.

Contact Jennifer at [email protected] for more info

A healthy childhood happens in and out of the home, which is why Healthy Weight Your Child works with the entire family to make sure their children live a long and healthy life.

Contact Heather Moore at [email protected] to learn more

This small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Contact Heather Moore at [email protected] for more info


We at the YMCA of York and York County are no longer requiring individuals who are fully vaccinated to wear masks or face coverings while in our facilities or engaging in YMCA activities, such as working out in the wellness center, participating in group exercise, or socializing with others. This change is a result of updated recommendations and orders from the CDC and PA Department of Health.

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