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Young Men & Womens Christian Assn Of Newark & Vicinity

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Causes: Children & Youth, Human Services, Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Sports, Young Mens or Womens Associations, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is to provide opportunities for individual growth, youth and family development, and overall enhancement of the quality of life in our community through programs that include health, housing, recreation, education, and social direction.

Programs: Social responsibility - our mission is to provide a safe and supportive residential program, offering a range of programs and referrals to sustain individuals and keep families strong during periods of crisis. Our vision is to see our residents thrive in safe, long-term housing and receive all the support they need as they work towards their goals. Services provided to the residents include initial assessment, crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling, referrals for substance abuse or mental health services, employment assistance, housing search support, health screening referral and access to food and clothing pantry donations. In addition, the y sponsors workshops for residents on issues such as parenting, life skills and hiv/aids. Residence program - our lodging for students and singles is provided at affordable rates compared to the standard for the greater new york city - northern new jersey area. Several lodging options are offered in a safe and comfortable environment.

healthy living - the newark ymwca is a leading voice on health and well-being in our community. With a mission centered on balance, the ymwca brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connectons through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, young people, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body. Programs offered include cardiovascular and strength fitness centers, youth and adult sports, aquatics for all ages and other fitness- related activities.

youth development - we believe that all kids deserve the chance to discover who they are and what they can achieve. All programs, from camp to swimming lessons, help kids develop the values, skills and relationships they need to succeed in school and in life. Our programs focus on wellness and mean that we bring families together and give them the resources they need to achieve greater health and well-being. From family swim time to weekends at our sussex county camp, we create a place for families to get healthy together. Our dedication to youth is clear in the way we respond to the most pressing needs in our community, from homelessness to childhood obesity. We work each day to ensure that all in our community are treated with dignity and respect.

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