Empowering Our Neighbors To Learn, Grow & Thrive
The YMCA of Metro Chicago is dedicated to advancing all communities! We provide a range of activities, trainings, and resources to identify and reduce inequities. From health classes to prevent chronic disease to access to affordable housing and technology, we invest in making an impact to achieve better outcomes for all!
Supporting You in Every Way We Can
One of our greatest strengths is our ability to listen and respond to the needs of the communities we serve. The YMCA of Metro Chicago offers a wide variety of programs that ensure every member of our community is supported and cared for.
HousingThe YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago has offered housing to low-income adults in the Chicagoland area since 1931, and is one of the largest supportive-housing providers in the Midwest today!Learn More
Youth Safety & Violence PreventionThe Y’s Youth Safety & Violence Prevention program (YSVP) is a comprehensive, trauma-informed approach to violence prevention that looks at past exposure to trauma as a main driver of future dangerous behaviors.Learn More
Youth & Teen Leadership ProgramThe Y offers multiple leadership and mentoring programs in safe, welcoming environments throughout the region — focusing on enhancing skills, building confidence, and improving academic performance.Learn More
Chicago Connected: Bilingual Computer LabsThe YMCA of Metro Chicago is helping bridge the digital divide and offers bilingual in-person computer support at our Tech Hubs, which come at no cost to city residents.Learn More
The YMCA of Metro Chicago partners with the Illinois Department of Public Health to educate, promote vaccine confidence, and increase access to Covid-19 vaccines in marginalized communities.