For youth development
For healthy living
For social responsibility
The Old Colony YMCA provides services and programs specifically designed to empower children, adults, and families to make positive change, bridge gaps, and overcome obstacles. Our commitment to social responsibility is not a new development. Our deliberate work to build capacity to serve all people has been our hallmark since the 1972 launch of our first contract to provide residential treatment. We offer numerous state-contracted services that help youth and their families grow and thrive. Funded through the Massachusetts Departments of Youth Services (DYS), Children and Families (DCF), Mental Health (DMH), Public Health (DPH), Massachusetts Probation Service, and Housing and Community Development (EOHLC), we offer outreach, shelter, assessment, and individualized treatment with a multi-disciplinary approach that involves the entire family. We work to strengthen families and ensure youth have a long-term system of support and resources in order to maintain a positive lifestyle and grow into healthy, productive adults.
Providing services to promote a healthy mind, body, and spirit for those with mental health and substance abuse needs.
Offering parenting programs, support groups, assessment services, and information and referral resources.
Matching positive adult role models with children in need of support and resources.
Creating opportunities for teens and young adults to work towards their high school equivalency while gaining on-the-job work skills.
Developing young leaders and creating pathways to academic success.
Offering residential programs designed to support, stabilize, and reunite youth and families.
Bringing services to the people and communities who need them most.