To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The YMCA of Greater Erie is a leading nonprofit community resource providing services and programs in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our cause is to strengthen community. We serve a diverse population of men, women, and children with an emphasis on families.
Deeply rooted in communities throughout Erie County, the Y works in partnership with like-minded organizations to collectively improve the quality of life of all citizens by aligning our priorities with our community’s vision as identified by Erie Vital Signs.
Our membership is 21 million strong and spread across more than 2,600 Y associations nationwide. Here locally, our five membership branches, nine program centers and community outreach programs serve more than 35,000.
Our strength to deliver impactful programs and services come from our dedicated staff, volunteers and donors; a long-standing reputation of reliability and accountability; and fiscal responsibility.
The YMCA of Greater Erie devotes our full strength to the Y’s mission and cause. We believe:
Read many Y stories in a commemorative Erie Times News supplement celebrating the Y’s 150 years of service to the Erie community.