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The Y was created in response to social challenges and remains a lifeline in the Fort Wayne community. The 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. We respond to the unique needs of our neighborhoods through services focused on critical areas, such as child welfare, community health, job training, environmental education, quality of life and family services. Below are a few examples of how the Y is providing support to thousands of people in our community:

Military Outreach Program

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’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country. Contact the Member Services desk of your local branch for more information.

Bike Hub at the YMCA

The Bike hub at the Skyline YMCA, managed by Fort Wayne Outfitters, offers the convenience of bike storage and shower access for days when you bike to work. Click HERE to find out more, including cost of bike storage.

Water Safety and First Aid Education

There’s a benefit to knowing that the job you perform can save a life. Becoming a professional rescuer helps you to become mentally, physically and emotionally prepared for life’s challenges while developing leadership skills. The YMCA offers classes and certification in CPR/AED/Administering Emergency Oxygen/Bloodborne Pathogens, CPR/AED Recertification, Standard First Aid and Lifeguarding. For a complete list of classes offered, schedules and prerequisites, contact your local branch.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is a life-changing program that teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money. You’ll be empowered with the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and experience true financial peace! This is a 13-week program designed for participants age 16 and over. Child Watch is available at no additional cost.


The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization, Tax ID # 35-0886850, and contributions are tax deductible.