IMPACTING PEOPLE’S LIVES
YMCA Southcoast is a mission-driven organization dedicated to improving the well-being of the entire community. In an effort to include everyone at the Y, we offer YCares Financial Assistance to families and individuals in need. Approximately 4,000 individuals at YMCA Southcoast receive direct aid each year towards membership through YCares Financial Assistance. This assistance helps keep our wholesome and healthy programs open to everyone. In addition, more than a thousand children benefit from YCares for camp and program assistance throughout the year.
YCares Financial Assistance is funded through the Annual Campaign at YMCA Southcoast. This fund is supported by donations from individuals and businesses in our community believe in our mission to include everyone. 100% of every donation helps young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of our Southcoast community.
Our inclusiveness is one of the things that make the Y special.
Without the generosity of the community, YMCA Southcoast would not be able to meet the need in our community.
We are so grateful to our supporters for being such an important part of who we are.
In the past two years alone we have granted over $1.6 million in financial assistance. In addition to a volunteer-led campaign soliciting direct gifts to the fund, people run a series of special events to benefit the Annual Support Fund at each branch and we host a community-wide golf tournament. All of these directly fund the YCares Financial Assistance Program.
YMCA Southcoast is a non-profit charity that has been serving the community for over 150 years. YMCA Southcoast includes five branches located along the south coast of Massachusetts, including Wareham, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Dartmouth, Swansea and Fall River.