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Facts & Figures

  • The Y is a leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
  • The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
  • Members, staff and volunteers of the Y include men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life.
  • The Y offers programs, services and initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, according to the unique needs of the communities it engages.
  • The Y is accessible to all people. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership.
  • The Y is guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility.


  • The Duneland Family YMCA provides programs and services for the residents of all five of the Duneland Communities (Chesterton, Porter, Burns Harbor, Dune Acres and Beverly Shores).
  • To meet the needs of these growing communities, the Duneland YMCA currently uses 10 program sites to serve the mission of our organization.
  • Together with our volunteers, members and staff, the Duneland YMCA impacts the lives on nearly 10,000 people a year.
  • 138 volunteers, without whom little of what the Y does is possible, donated thousands of hours of their time to help the Duneland Communities be more healthy and connected.
  • Annually, the Duneland Family YMCA provides in excess of $100,000 in financial assistance for their neighbors who are in need of subsidy
Our Mission
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.