The YMCA of San Francisco strengthens community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Y is unlike any other organization in its ability to deliver comprehensive support to all ages at all points of life. From early childhood, through school years, into early employment, throughout adulthood and beyond, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and thrive with dignity.
Driven by our shared vision of possibility, the Y partners with individuals, families, businesses and communities to provide equitable access to the programs, services and supports that lead to better futures for youth, families, seniors and our entire community.
Making a difference, one person at a time
students received the essential academic support they needed during the pandemic
people lowered their risk of getting diabetes through our Diabetes Prevention Program this year
hours of case management/ family advocacy support provided to families
Creating Opportunities For Youth
Every young person develops the capabilities needed to become economically productive, cultivate sustainable livelihoods, contribute to a peaceful and democratic society, and maintain their individual wellbeing.
Community Learning Hubs
70% of our most vulnerable youth are at risk of not graduating.
When schools closed their doors during the pandemic many vulnerable youth and families were thrust into crisis. The YMCA stepped in with other community partners to create safe healthy spaces for school-aged youth to participate in virtual learning and be active with other youth and caring adults.
As the Y seeks to build a more equitable Bay Area, our academic support solutions use a critical two-generation strategy to ensure that parents can stay in the labor force and build wealth over a lifetime while their children receive support to stay on track with their education.
Wellbeing At Every Age
We ensure everyone, at every age, receives the supports needed to live productive, healthy and empowered lives.
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM (DPP)
Recent research shows 46% of California residents have prediabetes.
The good news is that prediabetes may be reversible, and type 2 diabetes may be preventable, with simple lifestyle changes such as healthier eating, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight.
People have struggled in many ways over the last year as a result of the pandemic. The DPP program continued virtually giving people a way to regain their health and a sense of normalcy in a very uncertain time.
Building Equity With Our Community
Everyone has access to opportunities that combat social inequality, heal wounds caused by ideological polarization, and alleviate the effects of growing economic divides.
50% of Bay Area residents experience economic insecurity over the year, meaning they can’t pay their bills at least once during the year.
The Y’s Service Connector programs strives to end the cycle of poverty by creating access to basic needs, education and employment.
In 2020 Service Connectors helped 318 individuals and families find and keep their homes. Service connectors helped families with affordable housing applications and assisted with affordable housing denials by initiating and supporting clients through the appeal process.