Established May 28, 1895, the Owensboro Family YMCA has served the Greater Daviess County communities for 128 years. We have been blessed to serve the community as it has grown and progressed. The final two words of our mission statement, "for all", indicate our continuing goal of inclusion for any that wish to enjoy a YMCA experience. Regardless of race, religion, age, income, social status, or other demographics, the Y welcomes all and serves the community as a gathering place and safe haven. While often considered a gym, the Y is much more and focuses on Spirit, Mind and Body while weaving our core values of Faith, Respect, Responsibility Caring and Honesty into our programs.
In 2022, our Y furnished financial assistance to 594 individuals with $38,240 as a part of our scholarships for membership and programs. In addition, we continued to answer the childcare need by offering afterschool care to 40 students during the school year and 60 summer campers. All such assistance is approved with applications and supporting documents to validate needs, and all are asked to pay a portion of the program or membership fees so that they have "skin in the game" as they accept a hand up, not a hand-out.
The Owensboro Family YMCA is a unique non-profit. We have adjusted our programs to meet community needs in a variety of ways over our 128 years, and we have the presence and partnerships to not only promise but also deliver lasting impact with personal and social changes.