Who We Are
Our Cause Defines Us
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.
The mission of the Hampshire Regional YMCA is to put Judeo-Christian principles, values and character development into practice through programs and services that promote good health, strong families, community development, youth leadership, and international understanding. The YMCA seeks to provide meaningful opportunities for men, women and children of all ages, income, races and religions.
Our Strength is in Community – Across the World and in Our Backyard
The YMCA is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive change. The Hampshire Regional YMCA has been providing wellness and family services to our community since 1880. But the Y is so much more than just a gym; it’s a cause, dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. From athletics to education, health services to safe spaces, the Y helps to meet community needs. As a leading nonprofit throughout the country, the YMCA has the track record and on-the-ground presence to move communities forward, just as we do here in Hampshire County. Since its inception, the Hampshire Regional YMCA has provided valuable resources to nurture the potential of individuals, families and the community as a whole.
The YMCA in the United States
Today, the Y engages more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, our contributions are both far-reaching and intimate—from influencing our nation’s culture during times of profound social change to supporting a family in need of childcare.
By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure. For more information about the YMCA as a movement, visit ymca.net.
Our Areas of Focus
The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.