Our Mission

To put Christian principals into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Cause

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow.

Who We Are

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Youth Development – Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.  Nine million youth are taking a greater interest in learning; making smarter life choices; and cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, the
pursuit of higher education and goal achievement.
Healthy Living – Improving the nation’s health and well-being.  Millions of adults and youth receive the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve better health and well-being.
Social Responsibility – Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.  Across the country, the Y helps people give back and assist their neighbors by offering them opportunities to volunteer, advocate and support programs that strengthen

Our Beliefs

  • We believe that when we devote our full strength to the Y’s mission and cause, work in partnership with others, and build on our history of innovation, we can address the most pressing issues of our time unlike any other organization.
  • We believe all people have potential. We believe active and connected families make for active and connected communities.
  • We believe in a holistic approach to development, promoting healthy spirit, mind, and body.
  • We believe that in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive and our doors are open to all.
  • We believe in honoring our mission, living our cause, acting in accordance with our values, and placing the greater good above self.

The YMCA of Western Monmouth County is a mission driven, value based, non-profit organization that has served the communities of Western Monmouth County for over 120 years. Our doors are open to all community members who wish to take advantage of the varied selection of programs and services available to them. The YMCA is governed by a Board of Directors; volunteers who reflect a wide variety of our community members. Together, these individuals develop policies and procedures for the staff to implement. We are a unique organization and through our “Y Cares Program” are able to offer programs and services at reduced rates to all the members of our community regardless of their financial status.

The YMCA of Western Monmouth County is comprised of four branches throughout our service area: Freehold YMCA, Freehold Borough YMCA Community Center, Camp Topanemus,  and Old Bridge YMCA. We also operate Outreach Programs, After-School Care Programs, and Senior Programs utilizing schools, senior living facilities and other community venues throughout Monmouth and Middlesex Counties.

Again, welcome and thank you for visiting our site. Please take a moment to review all the different opportunities that are available through the YMCA of Western Monmouth County.


Jennifer Dunn
Interim Chief Operating Officer