Our History

play-kids-coloringOur Proud History

Every day our Association strives to serve our community with valuable programs promoting healthy living for individuals, families and children. The Westerly-Pawcatuck branch was founded in 1928 on its current site next to Wilcox Park in Westerly, RI.

The branch saw many expansions through the years. With the turn of the new millennium, the Association opened the Arcadia branch to serve the Chariho region of Rhode Island and, in 2003, the  Mystic branch grew out of a venture with the Mystic Community Center. Today the Ocean Community YMCA’s service area spans a geographic region that includes most of southeastern CT and south county Rhode Island.

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.