Did you know that the YMCA is a non-profit organization? Each year, we assist close to 500 families and individuals in the Cumberland community with our housing programs and our financial assistance program. At the YMCA, we want to ensure that every person has the opportunity to benefit from our many programs and services. Below are just a few testimonials from some of our participants.
Tom had lost his career, his home, and his family. He had a drug and alcohol problem. A few years later, Tom is back on his feet, he is still living at the Y but he has started a small maintenance business. The Y from Tom’s standpoint, saved his life and he credits the Y staff for helping him get back on his feet.
Candice was a teen mom who got pregnant during her junior year. She was going to drop out of school but enrolled at the Gilchrist Center. She not only finished her high school education at the Y, but married the father of her child. They have a second child and Candice is currently attending Allegany College.