About the Y

The Y. For a better us.

Everyone knows the Y as a place to camp, swim, or exercise, but we’re so much more. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we’re working side-by-side with our neighbors to address critical community needs that help kids develop into smart, resilient adults, for people to improve their health and build a sense of community, and for our most vulnerable young people to get the care and support they need.

Our mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. With that and our cause of strengthening community, we're here to make coastal Virginia and northeastern North Carolina a better place to live.

Our Cause: Strengthening Community

Youth Development


Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Healthy Living


Improving the nation's health and overall well-being

Social Responsibility


Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

YMCA child care staff member with middle school after-school teens at the Suffolk Family YMCA

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The Y is giving kids and families in need the support to help them thrive. You can help.


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