Community

Community Resources

We understand that some resources are difficult to come by during these uncertain times and the Y has compiled a list of resources for all. From COVID-19 specific to individual and family resources, we have vetted and reviewed them for you.

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International Services

YMCA International Services provides client-centered services to refugees, survivors of human trafficking, asylees, and other vulnerable newcomers from around the world. Services include financial assistance, immigration legal services, post-release services, case management, employment, education, and more.

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Y Teen L.I.F.E.

The Y offers fun and enriching opportunities for middle and high school students to connect, serve, lead and achieve.

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Food Distribution

The YMCA has partnered with the Houston Food Bank, Montgomery County Food Bank, Brighter Bites and other community partners across greater Houston to provide critical food and supplies to thousands of families each week at numerous distribution sites throughout the city. Check here for up-to-date times and locations.

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Equity Innovation Center by Reliant

The YMCA of Greater Houston’s Equity Innovation Center is a shared space for members of the community to learn, lead, organize, advocate, and meaningfully connect with a shared focus on equity and undoing institutional racism.

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Community Based Opportunity Centers

The YMCA Outreach Initiative team currently operates 9 Opportunity Centers across Houston. The Outreach Initiative team approaches opportunities to work with families in the communities we serve with holistic and collaborative intention.

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Advocacy

At the Y, we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. We take a holistic approach in developing the social, emotional, academic and physical well-being of youth. Ys cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, educational achievement and better health.

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Adaptive Programs

Sports for all! Adaptive sports programs at the Y provide children and adults with physical limitations and other needs the chance to play sports and participate in learning opportunities in a safe, fun atmosphere. The Y, in partnership with The Miracle League, provides a chance to experience the joys and benefits that come from playing baseball.

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