For 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County has been here for all – to empower youth and teens, improve health, and strengthen community. A leading nonprofit charity, the Y unites 36,000 people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. During the pandemic, we responded to vital community needs, providing more than $735,000 in relief services. Over the past 5 years, our Y has provided more than $5MM+ in financial assistance and subsidies to Y participants throughout greater Monmouth County.

Our life-changing programs and services are anchored in 9 communities: health and wellness facilities in Freehold Township, Old Bridge and Red Bank; an outdoor day camp in Wall; counseling and social service centers in Eatontown, Matawan and Middletown; a childcare center in Freehold Township; and integrated in nearly 100 schools in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Named a New Jersey Top Workplace 2023 and 2022 by New Jersey Advance Media, we’re based in Shrewsbury, NJ.

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YMCA To Host Healthy Kids Day April 20

April 18th, 2024|

APRIL 10, 2024 | RED BANK, OLD BRIDGE, FREEHOLD, WALL, NJ — Area children and families are invited to the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s 32nd annual Healthy Kids Day event at YMCA locations [...]

Regain Good Health with the Y’s LIVESTRONG

March 9th, 2024|

Open to all, LIVESTRONG at the Y supports wellness and confidence for cancer survivors through small-group group strength-training and fellowship. This free 12-week, small-group exercise program is designed for cancer survivors 18 years and [...]

Open Door For All

February 15th, 2024|

No one is turned away from the Y for the inability to pay. From mental health, affordable child care, physical wellness, and social connection - learn how the Y is here for all who [...]

Togetherhood, For Social Good

February 14th, 2024|

Our Y's Togetherhood® activates people for social good. Staff, Y members, and volunteers come together to lift our neighbors in need during the impacts of the pandemic, through today. From food, blood, and clothing [...]

Friendsgiving and Fellowship

February 5th, 2024|

Food insecurity affects over 54 million Americans, including 13 million children. The pandemic has only worsened the issue. Our Y is grateful to volunteers, donors, and partners like JBJ Soul Kitchen Red Bank, who [...]

Everyone Can Help Prevent Suicide

January 31st, 2024|

Most people struggle with a mental health issue for an average of 10 years before seeking help. Through generous funding, our YMCA Counseling and Social Services team offers QPR, (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention [...]

Supporting Mental Health for Youth

January 18th, 2024|

Impacts of the pandemic have been especially difficult for children. With guidance from our Y’s Counseling and Social Services team, and community support, our Y provides proactive, child-centered, behavioral support to all youth in [...]

Your Giving Transforms Lives

January 1st, 2024|

Through our Y’s Annual Campaign, we are welcoming new faces in our pools, gyms, camps, and classrooms, and in programs that help families become stronger, more capable, and more connected. Meet our members whose [...]

Nurturing Good Health for Our Heroes

November 14th, 2023|

“The Y brings people together.” Meet Y Member and U.S. Veteran, Richard Colarusso, and learn how the Y helps him live a healthier and more connected lifestyle after open heart surgery. Hear how donations [...]

Making the Magic of Summer Camp Possible

September 28th, 2023|

Every child should have the opportunity to experience the magic of summer camp, regardless of their financial circumstances. Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and enrichment activities, kids fall behind academically and [...]

Like Family

August 10th, 2023|

Y members are more like family. We honor the memory of our Y friend, George Sliker, and thank him for bringing joy to our Y and sharing his story of recovery and commitment to [...]

Healthy Kids Day

March 1st, 2023|

Join us Saturday, April 20 to celebrate Healthy Kids Day! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  | YMCA locations in  Camp Zehnder, Freehold, Red Bank and Old Bridge FREE & OPEN TO ALL! [...]