As an organization with more than a century of experience in caring for our community, the Valley of the Sun YMCA responds quickly to these challenges; creatively expanding our programs to meet our community when, where and how we are needed most.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we can continue to ensure the health, safety and well-being of every YMCA child and family. We are working to pave the way for a bright future to all of our community no matter their age, race, gender or socioeconomic status.



Y programs are committed to executing experiences rich in social/emotional learning because youth do better when they have supportive adults nurturing their potential.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Serve 30 new families in early learning and school age childcare programs
  • Expand the early learning program to serve children ages 2-4


Developing Community Leaders

Y programs provide experiences that build a sense of belonging and welcome young people to develop their self-identity.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Provide teen leadership programming to 30 teens
  • Develop strong community partnerships for our teen programs


Promoting Healthy Living

Y membership and wellness programs can improve the health and well-being of our community to reduce chronic disease, obesity, and improve mental health.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Provide families with opportunities to experience the Y through membership and family activities


Strengthening Families

Y programs support parents in creating stronger families to lower child poverty, reduce social-isolation, increase positive health outcomes, and increase family income.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Provide safe and affordable housing for 140 low-income adults
  • Enhance the Residence program with partnerships to provide case management, health coaching, and social opportunities


The Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA depends on your support to serve those who need us most. With your help, we can continue to provide financial assistance for programs and services like these for our most vulnerable populations. We invite you to join our work, pledge or donate today!