• Diabetes Prevention Program

    The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Featuring a CDC-approved curriculum, this yearlong program includes 16 weekly sessions, plus additional monthly sessions, in a classroom-based setting. 

    Informational Meeting
    Wednesday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.
    Presence Healing Arts Pavilion, 16615 South Route 59, Plainfield, IL

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    Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Introducing Heather Perkins

    In March, Heather Perkins was named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, thus beginning a new chapter in her storied YMCA career.

    A self-described “energizer” with a knack for cause-driven leadership, Heather is eager to work alongside a talented new team, and to push the boundaries that will continue to strengthen communities throughout Will and Grundy Counties.

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    Introducing Heather Perkins
  • Your Voice Matters

    The time has come for us to start executing our plan for the future! As we work through this process, we will be working with YMCA of the USA to conduct a community needs assessment. Based on this assessment, we will design and deliver new programs and services that address critical issues in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

    As members of our YMCA family, we would like to ask for your participation in this exciting project. To ensure your voice is heard, you can share your thoughts on the needs in our community by completing our online survey.

    Take the Survey

    Your Voice Matters
  • Summer Membership Opportunities

    Great for College Students

    At the Y, we exist to strengthen community. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of people, just like you, are receiving the support they need to engage in healthy and active lifestyles.


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    Summer Membership Opportunities
  • For A Better Us

    Contribute to Our Annual Campaign Today!

    Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. To do this important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders, like you.

    Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve yourself or your family’s health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your contribution will positively impact those in your community.

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    For A Better Us