Welcome to the YMCA of Central Ohio! We are an inclusive organization of individuals joined together by a shared commitment to strengthen our communities by empowering all kids, improving individual and community well-being, and inspiring action to meet the greatest needs in the communities we serve.
Inside and outside the walls of our 13 locations, we work to uplift the spirits, minds and bodies of individuals, families and communities in a meaningful and lasting way.
We believe all families should have access to affordable, high-quality child care.
We believe whole-person health is built from the inside out.
We believe safe, stable, and affordable housing is a necessity for achieving security and other basic needs.
Membership Means More
Since its inception, the Y has created centers of community designed to nourish the spirit, mind and body while remaining flexible to meet the ever-changing, important and urgent needs of communities. Any investment in the Y is an investment in your community. This includes membership, programs, child care, volunteer time and donations. Your involvement and support of the Y leads to a greater service footprint of impact and transformation.
people have transitioned out of the Van Buren Center shelter and into a home of their own
in assistance was received by individuals, creating opportunities for them to access programs and resources to improve their well-being
children had a safe place to learn and thrive while experiencing positive adult interaction in our youth development programs
What's happening at the Y?
Be a Part of the Mission
Sign up to follow our Y movement as we work to form connections, strengthen the community and spark positive change. Stay informed about our community engagement initiatives, upcoming events and more through our community strengthening newsletter.