C.W. Avery Family YMCA

  • News and Notes

    Renovations will begin inside the Wellness Center in the coming weeks. In anticipation of construction, a portion of the Y’s strength and cardio equipment was moved out of the Wellness Center on Thursday, November 16. As a reminder, the Wellness Center will remain open during construction.

    We appreciate your continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience. For more information on our Wellness Center expansion, please visit our online headquarters.

    All Greater Joliet Area YMCA locations will be closed on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

  • An Evening With Santa

    santaFriday, December 8
    6:30-8 p.m.

    Christmastime is the most wonderful time of the year, and there’s no better place than the Y to get into the Christmas Spirit! Join us for ‘An Evening with Santa’ and enjoy games, holiday crafts and quality time with Father Christmas himself.

    The Y will be collecting warm weather accessories to benefit those in need this winter season. Donate a new winter hat, a scarf or a pair of gloves and you will be entered into a drawing to win exciting prizes!

    Free and open to all.

  • Share Your Y Story

    Do you have a Y story that’s changed your life? We want to hear it!

    Everyone has a Y story, a way in which the YMCA has impacted your life. Believe it or not, your story has the power to inspire hundreds—if not thousands—of members to follow in your footsteps.

    Perhaps the YMCA is where…

    • iamyshirtYou found the strength to achieve your wildest health goal.
    • Your child learned to swim and gained confidence in the water.
    • You and your best friend met for the first time.

    The possibilities are endless!

    Submit your story by clicking the button below and completing a quick survey. If your submission is selected as a featured story, you’ll receive a snazzy I Am Y T-shirt, a Greater Joliet Area YMCA exclusive.

    Submit Your Story

  • Greater Joliet Area YMCA Now Accepting Toys for Tots Applications

    The Greater Joliet Area YMCA is now accepting Toys for Tots applications.


    1. Download, print and complete your application.
    2. Before dropping off your application, make sure you have your ID, medical card or government assistance paperwork and a birth certificate for each child on the application.
    3. Drop off your application at your local YMCA.

    Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, December 6.

    Download an Application

  • Phase 2 of Expansion Now Underway

    Phase 2 of the C.W. Avery Family YMCA renovation project, which includes the expansion of the Wellness Center, is now underway. In addition to significantly increasing the square-footage of the Wellness Center, the Y will be adding new group exercise space and increasing the number of cardio and strength machines available to members. This new space will provide health seekers with limitless opportunities to train smarter and more effectively.

    In anticipation of this work, construction fencing will be installed around the perimeter of the building beginning on Monday, October 2. This phase of the expansion project will also necessitate the closure of spaces in the old section of the parking lot. These spaces will be unavailable beginning on Sunday, October 1 and will be enclosed within construction fencing by mid-week. To ensure members can easily access the building, a temporary walkway will also be installed and clearly marked early in the week.

    To ensure the safety of all members and guests, we ask that you please slow down and use caution when entering the parking lot. As a reminder, overflow parking will be available at Ira Jones Middle School when school is not in session.

    Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during our renovation period.

    Related: Expansion Headquarters

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