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What do you think of when you think of a YMCA? Do you think of free or minimal cost social service programming for children and families with critical needs?

There is more to the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington than summer camp, swimming, and exercise! The YMCA is a non-profit community organization. Our local YMCA Association features a very important branch within the YMCA’s social services movement, YMCA Youth & Family Services (YFS). Operating in our community for over three decades, YFS provides noteworthy prevention and early-intervention services to the vulnerable populations within our community. We do this by pro-activelyperforming crisis intervention, providing medical clinical resources, counseling,mentoring and running after school activities at local community centers, elementary, middle and high schools. Each year, we care for over 3,500 youth and their family members who are often overlooked, under-represented or lack support.

Would you like to learn more about making a big difference in our community? If so, we invite you and your organization to join us in making positive social change! Connect with Youth & Family Services for current news and events by joining us on Facebook. If you would like to tour our programs, feel free to reach me by phone at 301-587-5700. If you would like to help advance our cause of youth development, healthy living & social responsibility, please consider a secure online donation.

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