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 strengthen our community by fostering healthy living, the development of young people, social connection and responsibility, in a welcoming environment for all.

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 Impact

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.

For Social Responsibility

For Youth Development

For Healthy Living

The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, offer ways for families to have fun together, and empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body.  We welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that’s just the beginning.

The Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. From cradle to career, the Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life. The Y. For a better us.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Hampshire Regional YMCA is an inclusive organization open to all. We welcome all people regardless of ability, age, background, ethnicity/race, faith, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. The Y believes that, in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive, when our doors are open to all and when everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

We work proactively and collaboratively to build organization and individual capacity, as inclusion is important to our strategy and impact.   We welcome individuals with diverse abilities and if reasonable accommodations or modifications are needed, please contact our ADA Compliance Officer, Ivy Lenihan.

Community Collaborations and Support

The YMCA is continuing its long track record of collaborating with area schools, health and human service agencies, local communities and businesses. Working together we are making efficient and effective use of funds, while demonstrating that the YMCA is a strong and stable leader and an effective vehicle for improving the quality of life in Hampshire County.

Current collaborations, supporters and partners include the Massachusetts Department of Health, The Cutchins Program, Servicenet, Riverside Industries and many more.