Courtesy: YMCA

2018 Voice of Caring: Gateway Region YMCA

July 01, 2018 - 12:00 am

The Gateway Region YMCA has been serving the bi-state region for more than 160 years as one of the leading health and human service organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  The Y has 24 traditional branch locations, along with Campus Y, a student leadership facility at Washington University, and the Community Development YMCA. The Y also includes YMCA Camp Lakewood and Trout Lodge in Potosi, Missouri. The Carondelet Park Rec Complex and O’Fallon Park Rec Complex are owned by the City of St. Louis and operated by the Y.  The Y provides more than 120 program sites throughout the bi-state region covering St. Louis City, seven Missouri counties, and six counties in southwest Illinois. The Gateway Region Y serves approximately 250,000 members and program participants, engages more than 7,500 volunteers and provides safe, reliable childcare for more than 4,500 children.

Y facilities provide community gathering and recreational areas, as well as fitness centers, swimming pools, childcare facilities, sports programming, student volunteer centers and learning labs for all ages.

Through chronic disease and other prevention programs such as LiveSTRONG®, YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program and Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring, the Y is also able to help individuals who face significant health risks in their lives.  

Through membership and programming based on our Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, the Y strives to serve everyone and provides financial assistance to those who qualify.