When everyone else turned me away, I found the YMCA. They have made me a better person inside and out.

Teddy, a single father, and his 6 year-old daughter Shannon were alone and struggling badly, with no financial or emotional support.

Through community-based resources at the Y’s Bayshore Family Success Center and the commitment of Krysten, a caring Y employee, a father and daughter on the brink of homelessness now have hope for a brighter future, and access to a nurturing community.

Our Y has nurtured strong individuals and communities since 1874, transforming lives through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Learn more about the ways your support to our Annual Campaign opens our doors for all. > ymcanj.org/y-giving/annual-campaign