WHO WE ARE
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Pike County YMCA emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2000, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. With programs like Hurt To Hope, Healthy Escape, Personal Pricing, Recovery Plus and Before and After School, we put our efforts towards bettering our community and creating a positive, safe place for all.
Hurt to Hope
In an effort to interrupt a cycle and provide leadership for a cultural change. The Pike County YMCA has embarked on 2 overlapping projects. Hurt to Hope (named after a Waverly Jr High student who committed suicide in 2017, Ms. Katelyn Hurt) and Healthy Escape which is a program for affected families. For affected youth, the programs are designed to provide a safe place to come after school, on weekends, and during the summer for meals, emotional support, behavioral and clinical services through partnerships with local mental health providers, and activities for enjoyment and enrichment. The programs are thriving serving 110 students throughout Pike County. In order to engage as many children as possible we are providing a family membership to those caregivers/grand/great-parents that are raising at risk children birth to 12. This provides opportunity for support groups, resources and by participating in YMCA activities. Our ability to provide programs needed to improve the health and wellness of our residents while providing the youth of our community with a chance at success both in school and life is directly proportional to the success of securing the financial support needed in an economically depressed area of Appalachia.