Valley OutsideThe Valley YMCA has been a vital part of the Valley community since 1866 – serving the residents of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton. At the Valley YMCA, we build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

The Valley Y has a wide variety of programs for the youth in our community. The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth – serving infants through teens – in a safe environment. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that help build character.

Mailing Address & Phone:

12 State Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
P 203 736 9622
F 203 736 1438
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Child Care Center Address & Phone:

32 Howard Avenue
Ansonia, CT 06401
P 203 732 7778

 

 

Forever in Service

 

Since March, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has collected almost 10,000 pounds of food for over 25 local food pantries to feed our community members facing food insecurity – one of our community’s most critical needs.

Over 56, YMCA staff and Board Volunteers have participated in over nineteen Food Distribution Events to support the efforts of our community partners.

Our hunger relief efforts have grown leaps and bounds in the last nine months and will continue as long as there is a need among our neighbors and community members.

You can help us provide hunger relief in our community.

Be involved with us.

Join us for our Days of Service – October 25-November 14, 2020.

Engage along side us to help our community. Together we can make a difference.

Donate a non-perishable food item on Saturday, November 14. Our goal is to collect over 500 pounds of non-perishable food and household staples at each Y. That’s a total of 3,500 pounds! Every canned good and toilet paper roll counts. Collection points are:

  • Fairfield Y, 9am-2pm. Non-perishable food donations will help support the efforts of Operation Hope.
  • Hamden/North Haven Y and New Haven YMCA Youth Center, 9am-1pm. Non-perishables will be collected at the Keefe Community Center, 11 Pine Street, Hamden. We are helping support the Keefe Community Center Food Pantry.
  • Lakewood-Trumbull Y, 9am-12pm. Non-perishable food donations and household cleaning supplies are being collected for the Monroe and Trumbull Food Pantries.
  • Soundview Family Y, 7am-4pm. We are collecting items for the Community Dining Room, serving south-central Connecticut from East Haven to Old Saybrook. Click requested Food Drive items.
  • Stratford Y, 10am-1pm. Food collected will be donated to the food pantries at the Sterling House Community Center and the Stratford South End Community Center.
  • Woodruff Family Y, 9am-noon. We are collecting the items on this list for the Milford Beth-el Center.

Volunteer! Work beside us and other community supporters. Sign up to volunteer for a safe, socially distanced volunteer shift at one many Food Distribution Events. There may be one where you and your family live. We hope to have a YMCA presence at each event on this list! Volunteer groups welcome! Click for Volunteer Opportunities.

Participate

  • Lakewood-Trumbull Y, now-October 31. We are accepting food donations for the local food pantries in Trumbull and Monroe.
  • Lakewood-Trumbull Y, now-October 31. To help our sister Y, Alpha Community Services YMCA, we are collecting new t-shirts in all sizes. Alpha Community Services Y in Bridgeport manages the largest family emergency shelter in Connecticut and provides supportive services to over 400 homeless clients each year.
  • Lakewood-Trumbull Y, November 9-14. We are collecting non-perishable food and household supplies for the Monroe Food Pantry and the Trumbull Food Pantry. Click for a list of what they’re requesting.
  • Soundview Family Y, October 19-22. We are collecting non-perishable food donations to support the Branford Food Pantry.
  • Soundview Family Y, November 9-12. The Y is assisting the North Branford Food Pantry by collecting food donations.
  • Stratford Y, November 2-12. We will be collecting non-perishable food items in the lobby of the Y. Food collected will be donated to the food pantries at the Sterling House Community Center and the Stratford South End Community Center.
  • Valley Y and Valley Y Child Care Center, November 2-13, is holding a school supply drive to benefit the Ansonia and Derby School Systems.
  • Woodruff Family Y, now-October 31. Let’s stock our Purple Pantry! Collecting non perishable foods and household supplies.
  • Woodruff Family Y, now-October 31. Diaper drive. Collecting new diapers for the United Way of Milford’s diaper bank.
  • Woodruff Family Y, November 9-14 for the benefit of the Milford Beth-el Center.

Support! Make an on-line donation to support this vital work so that the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA can help serve those in our community who needs us most. Our goal is to raise at least $3,500 during our Days of Service. Every dollar counts!

The Y. For a Better Us.

Forever Grateful

Thank you for supporting our Days of Service!

October 19: The Valley Y was fortunate to spend a couple hours giving back to our community, helping with the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program, sponsored by TEAM, Inc. Along with TEAM, the Y, State Rep. Kara Rochelle, State Senator George Logan (Y Volunteer) and other community leaders…nearly 600 boxes went to families in the Greater Valley! Do good, feel good!


Fall II Program Guide

With Valley Y programs, youth today cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement.

Register your child to participate in one of our Fall II Programs! Our Valley Y Fall 2 2020 Program Guide shares the programs with descriptions, days, times and fees.

The Fall II Program Session runs October 25 – December 20, 2020.

Register on-line, by calling the Y or in-person. Members can register starting Monday, October 5. Community Member registration starts Monday, October 12.



Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

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When a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


Activating People For Good

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At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening the community by giving back and supporting our neighbors. That’s why we invite you to participate in Togetherhood™, a program that gives Y members the opportunity to select, plan and lead meaningful community service projects that benefit people and organizations right here in our neighborhood!

Togetherhood™ invites members to participate in the Y’s cause to strengthen the community. Collecting school supplies, donating blood, or running a park clean up are just some of the countless ways Y members and their friends and families can come together in service to their community.

CONTACT: Ryan Leworthy, Operations Director, P 203 736 9622


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