The Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties has been putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all since 1892.



The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to building a more resilient community. We focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action.



Respect: Treat each other as we’d all like to be treated

Responsibility: Be accountable for your promises and action

Honesty: Be truthful in what you say and do

Caring: Show a sincere concern for others



  • Evidence-based health intervention programs to help with chronic diseases
  • "Court Care" child care for vulnerable families while parents are in court
  • 730 showers a year for members of the homeless community in Silverton
  • Free meals for kids in Out of School Time
  • $600,000 a year in scholarships
  • 58% of members receive financial aid
  • 2300 participants in 13 different youth sports
  • 2300 swim lessons each year
  • 1300 kids in summer camp
  • Free membership for refugees and foster families
  • Discounts for military families

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