Mission. The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.
Guiding Principles. The Armed Services YMCA will:
Mission Focus. Priority shall be given to providing needed programs and services for junior enlisted personnel, both single and married, and their family members. The focus of work shall be in three areas - youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Services may be provided to military personnel other than junior enlisted where resources are available. Programs and services shall be designed to complement and supplement those provided by the Armed Forces, either on or off military installations as appropriate.
The Armed Services YMCA strengthens our military family by providing programs and services to the young men and women of all five armed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
We support military families through programs with impact in three areas: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
In 2018, we engaged more than 225,000 individuals in our programs and delivered nearly 1 million points of services to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states.
We have served since the Civil War. Our banners have been seen in every conflict since. On the battlefields of Europe and in China, we were there taking care of the military fighting for our freedoms.
We can't continue without your support. You can provide comfort for a military child, or help with child care for a military mother. Your donation will be put to efficient use. Thank you for your support.