About Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA

The Lincoln Family Downtown Family YMCA has a rich history of serving our community with programs and activities that help further health and well-being. In 1907, the Phoenix Y was built at a time when the Phoenix population was only 8,496 people. In the 1960’s, the YMCA movement began offering housing for people in the communities. The Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA remains one of the few Y’s across the nation to maintain a housing program for men and women. As a non-profit, the Y strives to promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Offering affordable housing assists those looking to get back on their feet and heal their spirits, minds, and bodies.

The Lincoln Family Downtown Family YMCA  provides programs and services that promote our four Core Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. These programs include: child care, swimming, teen leadership, family senior programs, health and fitness, and volunteerism.

WHY THE Y?  While each individuals’ story is different, collectively they are much the same … supportive, caring, long-term relationships which go far beyond the specific activity or program … beyond the buildings … beyond statistics … providing a positive impact on the lives of individuals, families and our community. We are more than a gym, we are a cause. Come see us today!

I’d like to express my gratitude & appreciation to staff members, Anna C. & Lance B., for their kindness, their PR skills & for going beyond the call of duty to accommodate a traveling Canadian. You are both awesome!

Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA

For A Better Us

Parties Room Rental | Celebrate with the Downtown Y | Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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History | Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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Downtown Housing Thanksgiving Dinner | Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA

2015 Annual Downtown Housing Thanksgiving Dinner

Y Fun Fact

Father’s Day was invented by the staff of the YMCA in the year 1909 in Washington.