All are Welcome at the Y

As a part of the national and worldwide Y movement, the Valparaiso Family YMCA is all about promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  As a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, we rely on our numerous donors and volunteers who support our programs in myriad of ways.  There's something for everyone!   

The Valparaiso Family YMCA serves both Valparaiso, Indiana and the surrounding townships of approximately 60,000 people. The YMCA has a membership of nearly 15,000 individuals. Valparaiso is located in the center of Porter County, about 15 miles south of Lake Michigan and 45 miles southeast of Chicago. To find out more about our community, we encourage you to visit the City of Valparaiso website. To learn more about the YMCA, visit the YMCA of the USA website.

Operating Principles

  • We consider our community to include the broader worldwide community as well as our local service area.
  • We strive to provide a broad range of programs and services for all people regardless of their race, sex, age, physical or mental ability, religion or national origin.
  • We consider the family, no matter how defined, as our primary constituency, but do not limit participation to families only.
  • Membership and program participation are open to all people regardless of their ability to pay