GIVE for a better US

When you give to the Y, your generosity helps children achieve their potential, empowers people to lead healthier lives, and strengthens the bonds of community throughout our city.

A Y commissioned consumer survey measured how Americans view quality of life in their communities nationwide. The survey was based on several factors, such as community member involvement and the quality of a community’s services, ranging from education to public safety. Interestingly, the survey revealed a 30 percent gap between what people say is most important in creating a strong community and how satisfied they are with their own communities in those areas. When asked for the solution to closing this gap, survey respondents held themselves accountable. Survey respondents feel it’s important to contribute their time and money to community causes. They expect more from their community – and each other.

The Y is one of the largest charities in the nation and a cause worth investing in. The Y is asking for help from the community to continue our vital work. Your donations make these services possible in Santa Barbara:

Provide a safe place, meals, showers and a bed for thousands of homeless, foster youth, runaway, throwaway and at-risk youth

Offer basic needs assistance, counseling, referrals and assistance with employment and other life skills to youth on the streets

Bring quality after-school programs, a safe haven and drop-in center for youth, away from gang activities and instead offer enrichment opportunities and recreation to youth and families living in Isla Vista and Goleta

Support the housing program for homeless youth ages 18-24, providing housing as well as life skills, employment, education and counselling services to help youth build a successful path to independence

Financial gifts of any amount will help to close the gap and help to strengthen our city by helping individuals and families become connected and supported.

Ways you can help:

Make a Donation

Become a Corporate Partner 

Become a Campaigner  – Raise money to benefit the YMCA and the people we support, ensuring no one is turned away due to an inability to pay. Contact the branch to find out how you can get involved.

Start a fundraising page benefiting Youth and Family Service YMCA


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