Despite its name, the YMCA is not just for the young, not just for men and not just for Christians. It is, however, since 1844, an association of members who come together with a common understanding of the YMCA mission and a common commitment to the YMCA's vision of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

What every YMCA has in common is a dedicated group of people: volunteers, staff, members and donors—all of whom are committed to our mission. All of whom are committed to sharing their time, talents, and/or treasures for the benefit of others. It's PEOPLE who take responsibility for promoting healthy living and developing strong youth — and YOU can help!

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Our Mission

The Valparaiso Family YMCA

is an inclusive, inter-faith,

charitable organization founded

in Christian principles and

traditions, dedicated to instilling

the values of Caring, Honesty,

Respect and Responsibility, and

providing for lifelong and

personal growth and the

development of a healthy spirit,

mind and body for all.


Our Vision

To impact the community by

expanding Mission-driven programs

through active collaboration with

other organizations to influence

positive decision making that

promotes healthy lifestyles while

welcoming diversity and

embracing inclusion.


Our Cause

The Y helps all people - regardless

of age, income or background -

develop the skills and relationships

they need to be healthy, confident

and connected to others. The

Valparaiso Family YMCA is a

cause-driven charitable

organization that brings people

together - members, volunteers,

and community leaders - to

bring about meaningful change by

developing the potential of kids,

improving health and well being,

and giving back and supporting

our community.


Our Values

Caring, Honesty, Respect and

Responsibility - Our values are

celebrated by staff and members

and provide a positive foundation

for all Y programs and a healthy

connection with others.