Press Releases


WHAT: The YMCA of Delaware will be distributing food at multiple locations across the state. This Thursday, April 2nd, community members will be able to pick up boxes of pre-packaged non-refrigerated/non-perishable food staples at the Central YMCA, Bear-Glasgow YMCA, Western YMCA, and the Brandywine YMCA. Friday, April 3rd, pick up will be available at the…

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Childcare and Hunger Relief Among Important Services    Wilmington, DE– Though the YMCA of Delaware’s doors have temporarily closed for typical operations, the Y is still here for the community during this challenging time. In response to the current global pandemic, the YMCA of Delaware has mobilized response efforts to offer needed programs and services…

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Wilmington, Del.,– Though the YMCA of Delaware’s doors have closed temporarily, the Y is still here for our community. Starting Tuesday, March 17th, community members were given access to Virtual Y, a new online community designed to help participants stay connected and keep their families strong and active even when they can’t visit the Y….

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Your Health Matters

During the past few weeks, news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been prevalent in the media. Although the number of confirmed cases in the United States remains low and there are no current cases in Delaware, health issues of this type can generate anxiety, worry and concerns. We want you to know the health…

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Pediatric Exercise Program for Cancer Survivors

Wilmington, DE – The Brandywine branch of the YMCA of Delaware has launched a pilot program for cancer survivors between 10-17 years of age. The 12-week program, that runs every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30- 6:00 p.m. helps young survivors increase strength and cardiovascular health while increasing flexibility and endurance. Participants work with staff trained in…

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Sussex YMCA Branch Gets Pool Makeover

Rehoboth Beach, DE- After 30 years of use by swimmers of all ages, members of the Sussex Family YMCA are enjoying an indoor pool with a brand-new look. The pool recently opened after major renovations including new pool deck tiles, gutters, side windows, and a new door. “We are so excited to have the pool…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Dover YMCA Grape Day is a Great Family-Fun Event

Felton, DE- On Sunday, October 13, 2019, get ready, get set, for the Dover YMCA’s 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk/Race through the beautiful grounds of the Pizzadili Winery located at 1683 Peach Basket Rd., Felton DE 18843. Bringing little ones? Select the one-mile walk with the family and enjoy the kid-friendly activities on site. Childcare will…

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Double the Impact Makes a Difference at the Sussex Family YMCA

Rehoboth Beach, DE- Thanks to a matching donation of $5,000, the Sussex Family YMCA doubled the impact of their spring fundraising efforts. The Meoli Company recently presented a check to the Sussex Family, matching community gifts that were made to their Annual Campaign April 1st through June 1, 2019. “We had an overwhelming response from…

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Brandywine YMCA Opens New Teen Center

Wilmington, DE- Tweens and teens like to have their own space, and that’s just what they will have at the Brandywine YMCA located at 3 Mount Lebanon Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803. On Thursday, September 5, the grand opening of the teen center called the “YMCA Corner Stop at the Brandywine Y” will take place at…

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Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.


Stronger Together

At the Y, we stand against all forms of racism, discrimination and hatred. We have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and compassion for all.  We share the grief and outrage felt by the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.  As we watch and experience the unrest and violence that continues to erupt throughout our communities, we acknowledge that this reality is fueled by generations of injustice. Together through the Y, we can be a positive force for change in every community we serve. We must unite. We must be heard, and we must do better.


Due to scheduled protests, the Central and Walnut Street YMCA's will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 5th.

The Sussex Family Y will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 5th.

The Bear-Family Y outdoor pools will close at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th.