The Y strengthens community through:
At the Y, we believe that when we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward. Since 1854, the Y has responded to society’s most pressing needs by developing innovative, community-based solutions and uniting people from all walks of life to participate in and work for positive social change. Whether providing job training, services for foster families, advocating for affordable, healthy food options for underserved children, communities, or helping those with substance abuse issues, the Y is committed to empowering people with the resources and support needed to live healthy, connected and secure lives.
Euclid/Hillcrest Family-to-Family Collaborative
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
The Y: We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility
AMOUNT OF WATER THAT FILLED ALL OUR 11 POOLS
The Y’s Impact
401 1,186 FAMILIES MEN HOUSED AND SERVED AT Y-HAVEN
RECEIVED SUPPORT SERVICES
from the Euclid/Hillcrest Family-to-Family Collaborative Includes: rent and utility assistance, food baskets, Toys for Tots, Coats for Kids, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Back-to-School Rally, and holiday assistance.
MEN SERVED THROUGH OPEN DOOR
The Y. So Much More™ YMCA OF GREATER CLEVELAND ANNUAL CAMPAIGN Northeast Ohio faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, staff, and generous donors like you to make a difference. No other organization can impact as many people as powerfully as we do every day.
Assists families and individuals in guiding them to services that are available in their community.
Y-Haven The program assists homeless men ages 18 and older to become self-sufficient and achieve permanent housing. Men receive transitional housing, treatment for substance abuse and mental illness, educational training, and vocational assistance.
Open Door A collaborative effort that offers formerly incarcerated individuals comprehensive case management, transitional housing and the necessary wrap-around services in a safe housing unit.
Green Team A custodial program offered through Y-Haven designed to offer training and job opportunities to men and women that have multiple barriers to employment (ex-offenders, history of substance abuse and/or mental health issues and limited education).
126,521 Total individuals served in 2013.
WE’RE MORE THAN YOU KNOW. WE’RE A CAUSE. Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Together, we can achieve so much more.
GIVE. JOIN. VOLUNTEER.
BRIDGING THE GAP
EVERY PENNY OF FUNDS RAISED STAYS IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE BECAUSE NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY.
FOR EVERY $1 RAISED, $2.36 WAS SUBSIDIZED, GIVING
INDIVIDUALS, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO
CHANGING LIVES FOR GOOD
2013 Community Impact Report
LEARN, GROW AND THRIVE.
VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
GENEROUS DONORS HELPED MAKE YMCA PROGRAMS A REALITY FOR INDIVIDUALS, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. THANK YOU.
YMCA OF GREATER CLEVELAND
ADVANCING OUR CAUSE
SUPPORT FOR OUR NEIGHBORS A message from the President and CEO The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is committed to nurturing the potential of youth through building confidence at summer camp, academic enrichment in safe afterschool programs, and foundational skills and values in our child care programs; to improve the nation’s health and well-being through combating obesity and chronic disease by providing the support and resources people need to make positive change; and to give back and support our neighbors by empowering people with the resources to improve their lives and connect and contribute to the community, such as with job training, housing, and offering programs and services to children, adults and families who need financial assistance. We can proudly say that we have served those in our community by first listening to their requests and then responding to their needs for 160 years. Together we’re changing the lives of children, adults and families across Northeast Ohio at more service locations than you may realize:
Glenn Haley President and CEO YMCA OF GREATER CLEVELAND
11 AQUATICS CENTERS
COUNTIES ACROSS NORTHEAST OHIO
CHILD CARE, BEFORE-ANDAFTER-SCHOOL CARE, AND CAMP SITES
It is an exciting time to be a part of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland where strengthening community is our cause. From athletics to academic achievement, healthy bodies to disease prevention, and unlimited fun to unlimited possibilities, our Y is doing so much more. In 2013, we served nearly 100,000 people in Northeast Ohio through programs that nurture the potential of our youth, improve the health and well-being of children and adults, and provide help and hope to our neighbors. Our commitment to strengthen communities across the Greater Cleveland region is stronger than ever. Our members, volunteers, staff, and partners – each person in the Y movement – is a critical piece to our success. We all share a passion for strengthening our community.
OUR VISION To be the premier community-based, charitable organization that embraces collaborations to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
We embrace the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith in all our interactions and decisions.
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of adults who care about them and believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development.
Health and well-being are all about balance. That’s why we help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all backgrounds improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.
With our doors open to all, we work every day to connect people from all backgrounds and support those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.
The Y strengthens community through:
At the Y, we believe that all kids have amazing potential. The values and skills learned early are vital building blocks for life, and young people deserve an opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. From the youngest in our child care programs to the teens in our leadership development initiatives, the Y gives kids and teens a safe place to belong, build confidence and learn positive behaviors grounded in our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.
Summer Day Camp
Cultivating safe, nurturing environments for children to learn, grow and develop social skills.
At the Y, we believe that being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It is about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a leading voice on health and well-being issues—and a leader in fighting chronic disease—and is committed to empowering people to lead fuller lives. We bring families closer together, promote healthy living and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families receive the support, guidance and resources they need to become and stay healthy.
Diabetes Prevention The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is the most evidence-based diabetes prevention program in the world with high success rates in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes — 58% for adults of all ages and 71% for those individuals over age 60.
Swim Lessons, Lifeguard Academy, and YSplash
The Y’s Impact
recruited from 35 schools to train with the We Run This City Youth Marathon Program.
participated in Fine Arts or Sports programming during the summer.
The Y’s Impact 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
The Y strengthens community through:
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
OUR AREAS OF FOCUS
served in Child Care programs, including Summer Day Camp, Pre-School and Before-andAfter-School Care.
from Amish families learned to swim and stay safe in the water at the Grandview Golf Club in Middlefield.
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.
participated in swim lessons at the Lorain City Pools.
the finish line of the
assets taught as part of the
Creative Curriculum in the Ohio Academic Content Standards.
Improving the community’s health and well-being.
Building exciting, safe communities for young people to explore, build self-esteem, grow up and make lasting friendships and memories.
Teaching the skills needed to stay safe in the water.
In 2013, the YMCA of Greater Cleveland facilitated twenty-five year-long class series — 10 are at some point of the sixteen weekly core sessions and 15 are in monthly maintenance or totally completed.
Youth Sports Leagues Promoting fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills.
Community Youth Services Y-Achievers , Youth in Government, and the Teen Cafe program encourage knowledge and character development while helping young people realize their potential.
We Run This City Youth Marathon Program Encourages healthy habits and exercise by teaching young people to set and achieve goals and increase their self-confidence as well as fitness and endurace.
GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
OFFERED EVERY WEEK ACROSS 12 BRANCHES
HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
Group Exercise and Personal Training The Y’s certified personal trainers and group exercise instructors provide members with over 500 class options per week across our Association — and empower people to maintain or improve physical activity, health and wellness. Senior Fitness Over 18,000 SilverSneakersTM members participate in specialty classes designed especially for those 65-and-over. Aquatics In 2013, over 11,000 individuals learned to swim at one of our Ys. Clevelanders in Motion This program works with grassroots and institutional partners to advance opportunities for increased access to healthy and affordable foods and safe and attractive roads and sidewalks on which to walk, run or bicycle.