A special MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR
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. Your 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-actively performing 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.
Connect with Youth & Family Services through our website and by joining us on Facebook. If you would like to learn more or schedule a tour of our programs, feel free to reach me by e-mail or phone 301-587-5700 x2576.
I am personally inviting you and your organization to join us in making positive social change. Would you like to learn more about making a big difference in our community? If you would like to help advance our cause of youth development, healthy living & social responsibility, please CLICK HERE to make a secure online donation.
Thank you in advance for considering our invitation to make a difference!
YMCA Youth & Family Services (YFS) is a social service branch of the Y. Each Year, YFS provides assistance to over 4,000 at-risk children and adults. YFS helps those most in need overcome diverse challenges by offering programs ranging from family and individual counseling to mentoring and crisis intervention.
Quick Links to Programs and Services:
- Parenting Classes & Workshops
- Horizons: Outdoor Adventure & Climbing Wall
- Community Based After School Program Centers
- Linkages to Learning
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Check out what our staff has to say about our work:
Barbara Ott, former Executive Director, Carson Henry, Executive Director, and Segun Aje, Program Evaulation Coordinator, interviewed with Haig Ellian about the role of YMCA YFS in our community. Watch their interviews below to find out more about their passions and hear some amazing success stories!
The YMCA Mentoring Program is a multi-agency initiative that provides mentoring matches in Montgomery County, MD. The program collaborates with Montgomery County Public Schools, the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Juvenile Services, and the Circuit Court of Montgomery County to match court-involved youth with adult mentors
The goal of the program is to establish a caring, trusted, and committed relationship to participants. Our mentors provide support, friendship, counsel, reinforcement, and serve as positive role models to the young people.
Mentors help the young people cope with their life circumstances and develop the life-skills needed to make positive choices by providing guidance, encouragement, and a listening ear.
For more information or to become a mentor, call or email Ottoniel Perez at (301) 587-5700 x2574.
For a copy of the mentor reporting requirements, click the report you need below.
Mentor Activity Log
Mentor Evaluation Form
Forms can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Statistics & Results
We strive to provide quality and effective services that will leave a lasting impact on the communities and individuals we serve. Check out some of our results!
Youth and Community Development Programs
- Youth and Community Development 2011-2012 Exit Survey Results
- Nob Hill Community Center 2012 Summer Program Outcome Results
- Horizons Outdoor Adventure 2012 Summer Camp Outcome Results
- Common Ground 2012 Outcome Results
- Community Development Family Demographics 2012-2013
- Community Development Parent Survey Results 2012-2013
- Linkages to Learning 2010 & 2012 Parent Survey Results
- Creative Adventures Camp 2009-2012 Parent Survey Results
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YMCA Youth & Family Services - Administrative Office
9601 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Phone: (301) 587-5700 or Email
Carson Henry, Executive Director
Counseling Referrals (English and Spanish)
To contact the YMCA Silver Spring full service branch (which includes swimming, fitness, child care, camps, classes and more), please call 301-585-2120 or click here.
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