About us

The Merrimack Valley YMCA is a proud member of the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCA.


YMCA Community Benefit Statement

Every day the Y’s impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for a common good. As a 501(c)(3) volunteer-founded, volunteer-led organization the intent is to foster social connectedness, strengthen support networks, and encourage investment in our communities which in turn serves to strengthen the foundations of our community. This is all done at no cost to the neighboring cities and towns thereby lessening the burdens of government. 

Membership dues support everyday operations. However, the Merrimack Valley YMCA endeavors to secure grants and conduct annual fundraising campaigns and events necessary to sustain all the financial assistance, charitable services and provide access to people of all income levels. The Merrimack Valley YMCA provides millions of dollars each year in essential services and financial assistance initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, aligned to the unique and diverse needs of the communities it engages. The Y's activities have significantly enhanced public access to fitness, health, educational enrichment and numerous other services; especially among children, the disabled, the homeless, the needs associated with an aging community and other at-risk populations.

The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. 

Character Counts at the YMCA

The Merrimack Valley YMCA has always taught more than swimming, aerobics and basketball skills. We have always stressed personal growth, teamwork, fair play, participation and fun in all YMCA programs. Our environment, role models and activities challenge participants to demonstrate the four core values fundamental to character development: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility.

Discover the Merrimack Valley YMCA

Our programs and services have had a positive impact on both individuals, families and the community at large in so many ways. Not only do YMCA programs teach new skills, develop self-confidence and healthy lifestyles they also provide important child care, fitness and recreational opportunities for thousands of people each year, while helping to develop strong character and teaching positive values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We invite you to visit us. Discover our programs and services, and learn how YMCA memberships and programs can benefit you and your family.