To bring about meaningful change, individuals need ongoing encouragement and tools. We’re here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our communities need to address the most pressing social issues: child welfare, education, employment, housing and substance abuse. We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best.


Michiana Swims

The YMCA of Michiana is dedicated to keeping our local kids safe around water. Michiana Swims provides free swim gear, lessons and transportation to local second graders who might otherwise not have the opportunity. The program supported entirely by community support through donations and grants. Click here to learn more.



As diagnosis and treatment of cancer improves, more and more patients find themselves in a transitional period between completing cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to return to their normal life (or their “new normal”). Our program will take place at the Michiana Family YMCA, as opposed to a medical facility, so that we can focus on well-being, not disease. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free twelve-week, small group program that meets an important need in our community: supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors. Click here to learn more.


YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

If you’re struggling with weight and nutritional choices, you could be at a risk for diabetes. It’s not too late; you can make a lifestyle change. We want to help through the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. This program can help you learn how to make simple changes to lose weight, live healthier, and hopefully avoid the onset of the disease. A trained lifestyle coach provides facilitated group support and guidance on tactics to improve eating habits, physical activity and other life choices over the course of 25 one-hour sessions (16 weekly, 3 biweekly, and 6 monthly). Click here to learn more.