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A Mission-Based Organization

Old Colony YMCA is a charitable, non-profit Association committed to the development of strong spirit, mind, and body, guided by Judeo-Christian principles, to enrich the quality of life for everyone in our communities.

Our Values

Guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y is dedicated to giving people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.

Our Commitment

Old Colony YMCA has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs since 1887. We continue to condemn systemic racism, bias and discrimination of all kinds. When confronted with instances of injustice, we will address the root cause and commit to meaningful change. By building a culture of diversity, equality, and inclusion, we aim to ensure that our employees, our youth, our families, and our communities achieve equitable outcomes and live fulfilling, healthy lives. We know that when we work as one, we move people and communities forward.

Community Impact

As a non-profit organization, our work means so much more. We must be there no matter how good or bad the day may be, and support each other in  times of need. To learn more about our critical work, view our Annual Report below.

51
%
of camp weeks are made possible through financial assistance...
10
million
in aid to the communities we serve every year
40000
meals served to campers throughout the summer

Who We Are

Our Impact

Old Colony YMCA has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs since 1887. In a typical year, we serve more than 140,000 individuals, and more than 70% of those are children.

What We Do

Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. 

Our Reach

We serve 31 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts with programs for all ages and abilities, designed to build healthy spirits, minds and bodies. Old Colony Y is one of the largest human service providers in Southeastern Massachusetts, and the largest child care provider in the region.

Give Back

There are more ways than one to support your community and local Y, find what works for you and bring some friends!

  • Annual Campaign
  • Fundraising Events
  • Volunteerism 
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarship Opportunities

Social Responsibility

Our deliberate work to build capacity to serve all people has been our hallmark since the 1972 launch of our first contract to provide residential treatment. We offer numerous state-contracted services that help youth and their families grow and thrive. 

Our Commitment To Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

The Y is made up of people of all ages, from every walk of life, working side-by-side to strengthen communities. Together, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.

Get Involved

Mental Health Clinic

Providing services to promote a healthy mind, body, and spirit for those with mental health and substance abuse needs.

Family Resource Center

Offering parenting programs, support groups, assessment services, and information and referral resources.