To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive.

We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 

Serving Communities


At the Y, we take immense pride in our work to strengthen communities and help all of us be our best selves. We provide a place to play, learn, be healthy, eat well, and give back. We give parents childcare, young adults job training, seniors a way to connect and children a safe place to go.

Everyone—no matter who they are or where they’re from—deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of making sure people and communities thrive.

Commitment to Inclusion & Equity


The North Carolina Alliance of YMCAs is committed to intentionally leading and boldly modeling inclusion along all dimensions of diversity on our journey to be the anti-racist, multi-cultural organization we aspire to be. The Alliance will advocate for policy changes within our policy framework aimed at dismantling systemic racism and ensure equitable opportunities for all individuals to reach their full potential.



What's happening at the Y?

making a food delivery

Making Community Connections

Food Insecurity
Fighting Food Insecurity: 2021 Bright Spots The Gaston County Family YMCA delivered 1,700 meals during the summer every day at to four locations (apartment complexes and a mobile home community).
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Sig Hutchinson at YMCA food bus

Regional Food Hubs and The "Big Bus Food Truck"

Food Insecurity
Fighting Food Insecurity: 2021 Bright Spots The YMCA of the Triangle operated three regional food hubs with county CARES Act funding to provide a network of 13 food hubs to provide boxed groceries, fresh and frozen meat, produce, eggs and canned goods twice a month to those in need.
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western nc ymca Food for All Truck

Mobile Markets Make a Difference

Food Insecurity
Fighting Food Insecurity: 2021 Bright Spots The YMCA of Western North Carolina’s nutrition team runs multiple mobile markets in five counties every month, providing free food to all community members. The markets provide fresh produce paired with healthy recipes and activities, such as cooking demonstrations.
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