With our focus on Social Responsibility, the Riverbrook Regional YMCA prides itself on being an integral part of our community. We strive to share our human and physical resources with other agencies and organizations who can benefit from collaborations with the Y.
Every year, the Y works with groups such as the Wilton Public Schools, the Town of Wilton, Rotary, Kiwanis, A Better Chance, Woman’s Club, Wilton Education Foundation, Little League, Red Cross, United Way, Project Friendship, STAR, the Wilton Library, Scout troops, the Chamber of Commerce, churches and synagogues, Senior Council, Ambler Farm, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, Youth Services, in an effort to make the quality of life in our town the best it can be.
Open to All
Riverbrook Regional YMCA programs are open to everyone regardless of ability or financial situation. Our philosophy is non-competitive and we are committed to inclusion – each individual can have fun progressing at his/her own pace in all Y classes and realize the maximum benefit possible from their experiences at the Y.
Y programs offer enjoyable social interactions for all members of the family, as well as skill building opportunities like swimming, gymnastics, sports and games. Every person faces their own personal challenges and our Y is here to support each of them.
The Y’s Fund For Community Service
In order to fulfill our mission to the community of remaining affordable for the average person and accessible to everyone, the Riverbrook Regional YMCA allocates almost $500,000 each year for outreach programs and financial assistance to enable children to attend summer camp, senior citizens to participate in health and wellness activities, adults to rehabilitate from accidents or chronic disease, and families to spend quality time together at the Y. Every year, requests for Y programs and services grow, and many of the people who need help are probably your neighbors.
The Fund for Community Service must be replenished each year to continue these outreach programs and aid to needy families. YOU can make a difference to help the Y foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility by making a donation to the Y’s Annual Appeal, which is the primary source of replenishment for the Fund for Community Service.
The Y’s Community Outreach Initiatives
Families who can benefit from Y services but cannot afford to pay the full amount for membership and programs can apply for reduced rates. No one with demonstrable need is ever turned away.
Chronic Disease Intervention
Diabetes Prevention Program
Cancer Survivor Rehabilitation
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Special Needs Programs
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Holiday Open Houses at the Y along with annual Health Fairs, Family Fun Nights, and access to showers and electricity during power outages are offered to the public at no charge.
The Melissa McFadden Scholarship
This award is made to a Wilton High School senior whose volunteer work has enhanced the lives of individuals with challenges.
CT Alliance of YMCAs
The CT Alliance of YMCAs is comprised of 23 YMCAs, each volunteer lead, and a powerful advocate of the needs of the children, families and individuals in communities throughout Connecticut.