The Y’s mission is our reason for being, and the Y’s cause is our mission in action—a promise to do everything in our power to inspire the common good and make life better for individuals, families, and communities. GROWING COMMUNITY draws motivation and direction from both.
The successful implementation of the prior Strategic Plan strategies, performance metrics and goal achievement reflect the commitment of Board and Staff Leadership to achieve desired impact of the organization and proceed forward with new opportunities and pressing community needs and challenges.
Local and national trends continue to be factors in defining how we will strengthen our capacity to serve our community and explore the opportunities to make it the best it can be. This is a “living” plan; we are committed to long-term impact, and we recognize the need to continuously adapt our strategies as our environment changes.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
To be recognized as the leading charitable organization which directly engages and connects children, adults and families from all segments of our community in developing habits that lead to healthier and more fulfilling lifestyles.
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, our branch in Mystic, CT grew out of a venture with the Mystic Community Center. In 2019 the branch in Mystic underwent an extensive renovation, and through generous donations from our community the Naik Family Branch serves over 5,000 individuals and families. With two summer day camps and a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink, the Ocean Community YMCA’s service area spans a geographic region that includes most of southeastern CT and southern Rhode Island.
The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities.
Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.
Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – they guide everything we do.