The Westport Weston Family YMCA is a community of people – all ages and abilities, different backgrounds and faiths, various professions and income levels – who come together to develop their spirits, minds and bodies in a welcoming, nurturing environment. And no one is ever turned away regardless of ability to play or capacity to pay.
To ensure access for all who want to participate in programs, the Family YMCA provides financial assistance to individuals and families unable to afford membership or program fees. And it also collaborates with social services organizations in the area to extend the benefits of Family YMCA membership and programming to all segments of the community.
What We Do and How
The Family YMCA enriches the entire community by developing and nurturing the potential its youth, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. The values represented by the Family Y today – Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty – are those espoused by Edward T. Bedford, Westport businessman and philanthropist, when he founded the Family YMCA in 1923. We are a mission-based non-for-profit that assists and provides services to people on a daily basis in the communities of Westport and Weston. By collaborating with local nonprofits, we are helping individuals and families which serves to enrich quality of life in the community at large.
Read about our impact on the communities we serve: Community Impact Statement 2016
What You Can Do and Why
Demonstrate your belief in the mission of the Westport Weston Family YMCA and your desire to share your resources in a manner that benefits the larger community.
Donate to our annual fundraising effort to provide financial assistance to those who need our help, to deliver programs to all members that focus on honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, to maintain a safe and fully accredited facility.