The mission of the Y is bigger than a building. Our goal is to connect people to healthier lives - wherever they are. We deeply appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters. At the Y, everything we do is guided by our commitment to support our community, and this is even more critical now.

As glimmers of hope emerge from the uncertainty caused by this health emergency, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach has been with you each step, as we have for 160 years. We pivoted our services to meet urgent community needs, providing healthy and safe services to essential personnel, families in need and youth coping with life-altering change.

Your Y is working daily to provide:

  • Critical Care for Essential Workers’ Children
  • Food Distribution Sites for Youth and Senior Meal Delivery
  • Support for Distance Learning for Students
  • Nursing facility at YMCA Camp Oakes for 35 patients
  • Wellness Check-ins for Vulnerable Community Members
  • Blood Drive in partnership with the Rotary Club of Long Beach and Red Cross

Many have asked how they can help. For those in a position to do so, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach is initiating its Annual Campaign.

Each contribution makes an impact on a person in need of help now and right in our Greater Long Beach neighborhood communities.


Now is the time to stand together, because together we can navigate these challenges and provide support to those who need us most. Your YMCA will continue to do its park to support and nurture our communities through this crisis. We will get through this; we will do it together. To learn more about each branch's response efforts, please visit our home page.

The YMCA of Greater Long Beach is a charitable, non-profit organization that exists to provide community members with programs that emphasize strong character and values. Serving over 38,000 people in Long Beach and its 11 partner cities, The Y currently provides over $1 million dollars in scholarships and annual support. To do this requires the generosity of people just like you.


Thank you for being such an important part of our Y family. We hope you and your loved ones stay healthy through this challenging period.