Mission: The ymca of bogalusa is a charitable, community service organization that includes people of all ages, abilities, incomes, races and religions. We are dedicated to providing programs that builds strong kids, strong minds and strong communities. All persons are welcome at our ymca, regardless of their ability to pay. Our ymca is founded and led by volunteers from our community. Our goal is to develop self-confidence and self-respect and an appreciation of their own worth as an individual.
Programs: Outreach and education/community partnershipsymcas are more than the four walls of their facilities; they are partners in building strong communities for members and non-members alike. Our ymca promotes community development through a series of programs designed to work with people by providing debutante activities and scholarship program such as "what next" college tour, dances, and other special events. The ymca believes that its role in collaboration with other organizations addresses an important social need. In this fiscal year, we touched more than 8,600 community members through our community outreach and education programs.
health and well being for allthe ymca views health holistically: a healthy person has unity of body, mind and spirit. The ymca has identified the growing national obesity rates in this country as a critical social issue that must be addressed and our health and well being programs are designed to help people develop new skills and grow in spirit mind and body by setting realistic goals for self improvement and disease prevention through an active lifestyle, proper nutrition, stress management, and health education. Ymca programs promote interaction, teamwork, and development of moral and ethical behavior, social skills and self esteem. We serve all ages, abilities, races, nationalities and religions and provide financial assistance to those who need it. In 2013, we served 7,400 persons in our community and provided financial assistance in the amount of $13,000.
property rentalsthe ymca provides rental space for community organizations to hold seminars, wellness programs, governmental programs awareness seminars, dance program, hospital access, etc. At nominal fees. These non-profit organizations are provided a vital service that would otherwise be unavailable given monetary constraints.