Bridgeport Y

 

 

In Bridgeport, the YMCA has provided programming since 1884 and youth services since 1929. We offer the greater Bridgeport community access to affordable child care, youth and teen programs, summer camp, youth swim lessons and safety around water programming. Learn more about the Bridgeport YMCA and how you can become a youth member.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Address & Phone:

850 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
P 203 334 5551
F 203 334 2847
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WALK WITH US To End Homelessnes

ALPHA COMMUNITY SERVICES YMCA 19th Annual Walk To End Homelessness

October 3, 2020

Alpha Community Services YMCA operates the largest family shelter in Bridgeport and is the largest provider of permanent supportive housing in Connecticut! 

It’s been a very demanding year and Alpha Community Services YMCA has led the charge to address the needs of the entire community.

During the worst of the Connecticut Covid-19 pandemic, the YMCA led with innovation, providing additional services:

  • Alpha Community Services YMCA remained open while the State of Connecticut was shut down
  • 39 individuals and 19 families were housed in Y operated shelters
  • The South End Community Center was retrofitted as an emergency overflow shelter
  • Partnered with local hotels to utilize empty rooms for high risk individuals complete with daily case management
  • Retrofitted the Bridgeport YMCA as an Isolation Space for discharged Covid-19 patients with either no place to go, or in danger of infecting family in crowded living conditions
  • Served over 75,000 meals to date to vulnerable at-risk individuals, individuals and families in shelter programs and to ‘shut ins’
  • Provided laptops to assist children with distance learning, along with online health and wellness activities

As much as we all enjoyed our premiere fundraiser and the beautiful walk with our friends and family, from Captain’s Cove through St. Mary’s by The Sea, we have met an additional challenge of bringing our community together in a safe way for our 19th Annual Walk to End Homelessness.  We are creating a virtual walk culminating with an exciting virtual special event sponsored by Star 99, WEBE, WICC and The Patterson Club .

All our friends, family and members of our community will design and complete their walk on their own time, with donations and support from family and friends. We’re excited to share walk routes and pictures, which will inspire all of us.  We are asking walkers to complete their Walk before October 3, 2020 to accommodate our exciting signature event. To participate in the 19th Annual Walk Challenge please click to register. If you can please send pictures and videos of your walk to walktoendhomelessness@gmail.com.

On October 3, a live streaming simulcast will air from 5-6pm, both on Alpha Community Services YMCA Facebook page and on ZOOM, to raise awareness and donations for the Y.  The one hour event will feature video vignettes showcasing the Y and client stories,

We are fortunate to have several local celebrities playing a big part in this year’s streaming event; Tony Dovolani, of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fame, Carl Pavano, former New York Yankee star pitcher, Javier Colon, past winner of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and Walter Luckett, local basketball legend. The event will include Alpha Community Services Y Leaders sharing the Y history and experiences, and:

  • A Dance Tik Tok Challenge featuring Tony Dovolani, of Dancing with the Stars fame, throwing down a 15-20 second Tik Tok Dance Challenge to the Tik Tok community. Submissions will be reviewed and select videos will be played back during the event.
  • Musical segments led by local music personality/performer Green Eyed Lady and other local musical guests.
  • Special musical guest Javier Colon, past winner of NBCs The Voice, will be performing one of his popular hit songs.
  • Hear from local celebrities like Walter Luckett, local basketball legend, Carl Pavano, former NY Yankee great pitcher, Mayor Ganim of Bridgeport, and First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick of Fairfield.
  • A learn to cook segment by Eric Felitto, Chopped Food Channel winner,  cooking one his signature breakfasts.

We hope that everyone can watch and enjoy our virtual festivities!! Click to Register.

With a growing unstable economy and financial uncertainty of many Fairfield County households, our work is far from done. We are inviting you to join our 19th Walk to End Homelessness and play an important role in this vital event.  We need your support now more than ever. Please sign up and help us reach our goal of $150,000.  Corporate Sponsorships are also available please contact Carmen Colon, Vice President Bridgeport Ys. Donate Now!



Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs

Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years

At the Bridgeport Y, kids try new things, build their confidence, make new friends and smile every day. Affordable tuition. Care 4 Kids accepted.

Openings Available. Enroll your child today!

YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 203 332 6447

YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 334 5551                 

CONTACT: Terry McCarthy, Executive Director of Child Care Services, P 203 332 6447 or E tmccarthy@cccymca.org


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