The High Ridge YMCA has been dedicated to serving the communities of Rogers Park and West Ridge since 1952.
The High Ridge YMCA is a 27,443 square feet and is full service facility including membership, aquatics, childcare, gymnasium, babysitting, and fitness. The primary market area has a total population of 178,609 which includes 69,745 households. The population and households have decreased by 21% since 2005. With more than 92 different languages spoken in our community, our diversity is what truly makes our YMCA unique.
In The Rogers Park primary market area, residents the High Ridge YMCA members and primary market area are reflective of a diverse community. The primary market median household income is $46,448 and average head of household is 47.1years of age. The current recession has hit the community hard as evidence in $230K in income based membership scholarships and 27K in financial program assistance.
In times of need, the High Ridge YMCA is a critical source of strength, providing a haven from stress that threatens the bonds of family. But often in time of greatest need—divorce, health crisis, job loss—individuals and families are least able to afford membership or participate in the YMCA. With 4,488 members, the High Ridge YMCA is dedicated to building a stronger body, spirit, and mind to the Rogers Park and West Ridge community. The High Ridge YMCA assures that everyone has a place to turn where they belong and grow in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.