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In one way or another, we're all connected to the Y. Whether it's where you discovered a talent that became a lifelong passion, were encouraged by a mentor, or where you turn for support with a healthy lifestyle.
At the Valley Points Family YMCA, we believe our programming lays the groundwork for healthy futures, builds a sense of community, and conveys the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Yes, children learn to swim, kids have somewhere to go after school and we teach about healthy lifestyles, but the Y is far more than that. The Y is a place where kids find direction, families come together and people rally to make a difference.
With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that people of all ages and from all walks of life have access to the essentials needed to be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.
YMCA Mission Impact 2011
The Valley Points Family YMCA responds to community needs by . . .
FOR ALL: WE WELCOME ALL INCOMES, AGES AND ABILITIES
Our YMCA serves more than 21,100 people in diverse communities within the Northern Westmoreland County area. We bring together young and old, men and women, people of all faiths, backgrounds and incomes. We provide $237,330 in scholarshiped, underwritten or sponsored programs and services for children, youth and families, an amount that equals 10.3% of our Y's total budget.
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
CHILDREN: Our Y serves 21,124 people, 19.8% of whom are children and youth. The Y provides a wide range of activities to foster healthy, productive children including teen clubs, sports leagues, family nights and service learning projects. All youth activities incorporate the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
LOW INCOME FAMILIES: Our Y is one of the largest providers of affordable child care in the Northern Westmoreland County region. We offer high-quality day care and afterschool programs to working families regardless of income level.
SENIORS: We provide a broad range of activities specifically designed for seniors—Aquacize, AquaFit, Arthritis Aquatics & Deep Water Walking, Active Older Adults Water Fitness, SilverSalsa, an array of SilverSneakers options [Muscular Strength & Range of Motion, Cardio Circuit, Yoga Stretch and Cardio Fit] and social activities—to meet the needs of people over the age of 60.
DISABLED/OTHER: Our Y recognizes the need for targeted programs for vulnerable populations, such as individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are proud to partner with area organizations to offer programs tailored specifically for their needs, including aquatics, physical activity classes, support groups and other programs and services.
MILITARY OUTREACH: Our Y recognizes the local need for targeted programs for deployed military families and enlisted service men and women. We are proud to offer programs tailored for their needs like memberships for families and respite child care.
MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY: We provide free health fairs/screenings, exercise activities and nutrition advice for all which is valued at $9,658 in benefit to the community each year.
OTHER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: We also provide $8,172 worth of space at little or no charge for outside clubs, nonprofits, and community service organizations to help them address broader community issues.
MOBILIZING RESOURCES TO MEET COMMUNITY NEEDS
LOCALLY DRIVEN: Our Y is driven by an ongoing assessment of community needs and is led by a local board of community volunteers.
CONTRIBUTED INCOME: We received $222,097 in contributed support from annual community contributions, which represents 9.7% of our total revenue.
VOLUNTEER HOURS: We mobilize 435 YMCA volunteers to serve the community. These volunteers contribute $144,895 worth of time.
STAFF AS VOLUNTEERS: Our staff provides volunteer support to community service organizations through committee participation and other activities valued at $8,354.
KEY PARTNERSHIPS: Recognizing the importance of collaborations, our Y establishes key partnerships with community organizations, including local school districts, the United Way of Westmoreland County, Peoples Library, Head Start, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, Westmoreland Human Opportunities, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, Wesley Spectrum Services, local churches and more.
RELIEVING THE BURDEN OF GOVERNMENT: We receive $497,143 in government funding—including grants, contracts and vouchers—to provide front-line service that relieves the burden for government to provide many of these services.
PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES TO PREVENT OBESITY: Our Y has a longstanding dedication to providing programs and services that build health of spirit, mind and body for all. We continue this commitment today by engaging and supporting children and all health seekers—individuals of all ages who wish to pursue a healthy lifestyle, but struggle to do so.