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Young Mens Christian Association Of Greater Houston Area

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Religion, Religion-Related, Sports, Young Mens or Womens Associations

Mission: It is the mission of the ymca of greater houston to put judeo-christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The ymca is a cause driven organization which seeks to strengthen the foundations of community through healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. See schedule o.

Programs: Healthy living participants: facility members 304,114 facilities: 33 assistance provided to participants in the form of fee reduction: $3,001,878 see schedule o for additional information

youth development participants: 237,291 programs include ymca child care (after school, early childhood, infant care and middle school), ymca parent/child (adventure guides, family camp, healthy family home, and other family events), ymca swim, sports & play (aquatics, youth sports, and camping services). Assistance provided to participants in the form of fee reductions: $3,854,485 see schedule o for additional information.

social responsibility participants: 179,321 programs include ymca caring community centers (afterschool program with enrichment activities, summer programs, core programs, and social service programs), ymca international services, ymca active older adults, ymca special populations, ymca employment development and training, and ymca operation backpack. Assistance provided to participants in the form of fee reductions: $7,034,534 see schedule o for additional information.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 1

Senior citizens become persona-non-grata at the Weekley Y. Recently our evening water aerobics class was eliminated. In addition, the events and attitudes that led up to cutting this 10 year old program made many of us feel marginalized and discriminated against. We have a brand new pool that no one uses, while the one we use is taken away. I blame poor planning, and a lack of sensitivity for the aging for the demise of this much need program.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I loved the YMCA in Pearland. I had been a member for 16 years, and enjoyed their pool and workout/weight facilities. But due to continued monthly membership rate increases, I was finally forced to go elsewhere. No one seemed to question why the Houston Area YMCA's pay 55% of there gross operating revenues in salaries. Most of these facilities are run by part-time minumum wage college students. They must pay the top administrative people who run these branch quite well. My membership fee had doubled during the 16 years I was a member, and no one seems to ask why? Thats more than the inflation rate. Yes they offer reduced membership rates for people below a certain income level, but just try and qualify. I question whether they should even be allowed to operate as a non-profit organization. Members are asked to fund the salaries of the few.

Review from Guidestar


Client Served

Rating: 2

My family has been members or employees of the YMCA and YWCA for over 90 years. Although the “Y” is a non-profit, we like to have reasonably nice facilities. Fundamentally nothing is free. Ys cost money to operate. Those that pay nothing to use the facilities often don’t take care of the facilities because they have no vested interest. Each the summer our local Y pool becomes a real cesspool. Overcrowded, and utterly revolting. Those that create the situation are freeloaders. As a devote Christian I am all about charity… for those that respect the gift and themselves contribute labor where possible. The Y should not simply be a dumping ground for ill behaved children while their mother takes off to visit a “friend”.



Rating: 1

I think when Organizations grow so much they lost the Mission. I realized the YMCA is not for all people withouth an income or a job can't have services at the YMCA. There is not any free program for the low income communities. I have see so many low income people get to the YMCA and not be able to get services for their children. I think they should run the YMCA like a bussiness not like a Nonprofit Organization. Is totaly about money not ablout people.