Social Services

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y was created in response to social challenges and remains to this day a lifeline in communities around the world. Our Y understands the challenges that keep individuals from reaching their full potential and responds with services and support which help people to be self-reliant, productive and connected to the community.

Each branch responds to the unique issues influencing the community and provides support through services focused on critical areas, such as child welfare, community health, job training, environmental education, quality of life or family services.

Men’s Health and Family Services

The YMCA of Central Massachusetts and the Greater Worcester Men’s Health Coalition (GWMHC) are committed to the goal of improving the health and well-being of men and their families while reducing mortality. The GWMHC is a coalition of community based agencies and health professionals that seek to enlist, educate and empower men to take responsibility for their health.

Military Outreach Initiative

We understand that military families are under enormous strain. The Y proudly offers memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel to provide extra support during a time when loved ones are away from home. It is our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.