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Feb 17, 2023

YMCA Of Metropolitan Chicago, Committed To Safety, Achieves Praesidium Accreditation®

We are pleased to share that the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago has earned Praesidium Accreditation®, the highest recognition in abuse prevention practices!

To achieve Accreditation, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago underwent a rigorous process to implement Praesidium’s Accreditation Standards focusing on eight primary operational areas within the business: policies, screening and selection, training, monitoring and supervision, consumer participation, internal feedback systems, responding, and administrative practices. Praesidium then verified the Y’s successful implementation of these standards.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago will be accredited for three years. During this time, we will commit to upholding fundamental organizational values and stringent safety practices that demonstrate our commitment to protecting individuals and families in our care from sexual abuse — while working to connect all people with their potential, purpose, and each other!

Praesidium Accreditation® provides solid proof of sound risk management practices, and the recognition distinguishes our commitment. Praesidium, the accrediting body, is an international leader in abuse risk management and has partnered with and helped thousands of organizations over the last two decades. Learn more about Praesidium Accreditation at