To bring about meaningful change, individuals need ongoing encouragement and tools. We’re here day in and day out to provide the resources our communities need to address the most pressing social issues: child welfare, education, employment, housing and substance abuse. We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best.
Child WelfareDay Suspension Program - The YMCA of Central Ohio's PALS program is a structured and supervised environment for students who have been suspended from school. Students who are on 3-, 5-, and 10-day suspensions are referred to PALS by local public school systems, juvenile courts, departments of human services and parents. Students in the program are held accountable for their actions by participating in educational programming and behavior modification sessions, rather than treating their suspension as a vacation.
Family Services & Skills Development
Family Resource Centers & Adaptive Equipment Exchange
The Early Childhood Resource Network+ has more than twenty years experience with children who have or are at risk of developmental delays, disabilities and special health-care needs, and their families. ECRN+ conducts developmental screenings for children from 6 wks–5 years of age and performs child observations at child-care sites and preschools.
Quality of LifeThe YMCA of Central Ohio’s supportive housing program for adult men and women provides the assistance and support needed to maintain independent housing and provides access to wrap-around supportive services needed in order to achieve the highest possible standard of living.
YMCA’s New American Welcome CentersAt the Y, strengthening communities is our cause and we are committed to helping all people reach their full potential. We believe the strength and cohesiveness of our communities is linked to the overall prosperity of the nation. With more than 42 million foreign-born individuals living in the United States, it is more important than ever to foster an environment that encourages immigrant integration and community cohesion.
Military Outreach InitiativeDeployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation's service men and women and their families. In partnership with the Armed Services, YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships and respite child-care services to eligible military families and personnel to give them extra support during this difficult period. It's our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country
OSU/YMCA PartnershipYMCA of Central Ohio and The Ohio State University have formed a partnership with one goal in mind — to improve the health of Y members and the community. By complimenting each other's areas of expertise, the Y and OSU Medical Center can now provide access to wellness programming and health-care services to the community View Website