The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

For Youth Development ®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

Social Services

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y was created in response to social challenges and remains to this day a lifeline in communities around the world.

We understands the challenges that keep families and individuals from reaching their full potential.  That's why each branch responds to the unique issues influencing the community and provides support through services focused on critical areas, such as child welfare, community health, job training, environmental education, quality of life or family services. 

Below are a few examples of how we provide support to communities near you.


Big Brothers Big Sisters

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)-Lone Star have partnered to provide unlimited guest access to all YMCA branches where you and your Little can hang out and do fun activities together. More Big Brothers Big Sisters...


Know Before You Go

By familiarizing yourself with a few simple water safety rules and testing your child’s swimming ability you could protect your family against the dangers of drowning. Know Before You Go


Financial Assistance

Our Financial Assistance program is a sliding fee scale that is designed to provide services for any family, adult or senior who desires to participate and understands the benefits of the YMCA, regardless of their ability to pay the prescribed fee. How to qualify for financial assistance...


Make A Splash

Make a Splash is a swim lesson outreach program provided at low-income apartment complexes. Using apartment community pools, our staff actively engage and teach children from area complexes to swim at NO COST.  Make A Splash information...


Military Outreach

The Armed Services YMCA and Department of Defense Outreach Initiative offers YMCA memberships to eligible military families and personnel who may not have access to a nearby military facility. Military Outreach...


Urban Swim Academy

The YMCA Urban Swim Academy is designed to increase the number of minority youth that are certified as lifeguards and trained to save lives in pools, lakes and waterfronts. Urban Swim...

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