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YMCA of the North Shore

Celebrating, Strengthening, and Supporting Our Community


A Place AND a Purpose:  The Y is creating lasting change for tomorrow, and we are more than just places and programs. We are the people we serve, the cause we drive, the connections and belonging we create, and the change we make right in our local communities.

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. In every neighborhood we serve, across all of our communities, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, positive change. When you make a donation to your local YMCA, through the Wanderlust Ball event, you are supporting a mission to strengthen the community, every single day. 

  • The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.
  • The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to affect lasting, meaningful change, for all who need us. 
Swim lessons

Our Y provides lifesaving swim skills ensuring safety around water to approximately 2000 children a year.


Our Y provides a home for more than 500 people who live in our affordable housing across the North Shore.


Our Y provided $715,000 in financial assistance so all children could experience the joy of summer camp.

Cape Ann YMCA Impact

Greater Beverly YMCA Impact

Haverhill YMCA Impact

Ipswich Family YMCA Impact

Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA Impact

Plaistow Community YMCA Impact

Salem YMCA Impact