To Our Community
The Hampshire Regional YMCA, Where We Open the Doors For One Cause: To Strengthen the Health of Our Community…
Today more than ever, we need the YMCA to strengthen our health and our hearts, through our four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Each day at the YMCA, we serve hundreds of individuals and families from all walks of life. They come to our Y for a common purpose – to improve their health. They come for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing; to relieve stress; for emotional support and encouragement; to learn a new skill; to fight social isolation. From a new refugee learning to swim to a senior soothing the pain of arthritis, our participants need the YMCA.
It is an exciting time for us at the Hampshire Regional YMCA. In 2017, we engaged community leaders, staff and Y volunteers in our strategic planning process. We looked through internal and external research, assessing our strengths and weaknesses as an organization. A considerable amount of time was also spent analyzing our current impact and the areas of unmet need in our community. We prioritized the most meaningful work, resulting in a vision that was centered on our three strategic priorities: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
These strategies, detailed in this plan, serve as a foundation for enabling and supporting our priorities. Our mission and values drive us each and every day and set a purpose for our work. The results of this plan will bring our passion alive and will strengthen our wonderful community.
Julie Green Bianco