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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Helping Kids Cope Through Crisis

December 21st, 2020|

All people, all ages, struggle with mental health needs, which have increased through the pandemic. Since 1974, YMCA Counseling & Social Services has been strengthening children, teens, and adults living with behaviorial needs, depression, [...]

Integrating Mental Health and Summer Camp

July 27th, 2020|

The New Jersey News Network toured YMCA Summer Camp and highlighted our integration of camp and mental health services as a means to provide safe summer child care for children and parents during the COVID-19 [...]

Coronavirus Update

March 18th, 2020|

Our highest priority is the health and safety of you and your families. We are following public health guidelines and implementing added measures to keep our facilities clean and communities safe.  > Learn more

Y @ Home | Virtual Fitness

March 18th, 2020|

We’re pleased to offer a selection of full-length fitness class videos to help you continue to be physically active during this time.  We are working to expand our video offerings and will bring more classes online [...]

Annual Campaign

February 13th, 2020|

Through our annual campaign, a community and volunteer driven fundraiser, we are able to deliver on our commitment to welcome all to the Y to participate in wellness and prevention programs, improve their lives through [...]

Bright Futures for Y Achievers Grads

August 17th, 2019|

When a high school teacher tells you, “Our teens are broken”, you respond with programs that aim to empower every at-risk child to reach boldly toward their dreams. The Y’s Arts & Outreach team [...]

Healing Community | Traumatic Loss Coalition

August 17th, 2019|

The loss of a loved one is tragic, and even more so when traumatic loss impacts children. In 2017, the Traumatic Loss Coalition coordinated by the Y’s Counseling & Social Services branch provided 24 [...]