At the YMCA of Montclair, we are committed to providing support and resources to the community. Some of our initiatives serve a unique focus or group of people and some happen outside of the walls of our Y. We are proud to make a positive impact upon youth, families and adults in our community through these initiatives.
Our service area includes Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Haskell, Montclair, Verona and West Milford.
We’re committed to helping everyone achieve their potential. Financial assistance is available for those needing help paying for the cost of a YMCA program or membership.
To apply for financial assistance, please download an application or ask for a confidential scholarship application from one of our Member Services representatives. All members receive the same membership benefits, regardless of scholarship assistance.
Financial assistance is available to anyone based on family income, number of household members and the availability of Y funds. It's provided on a first come, first served basis. To receive financial assistance you must reside in our service area (Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Haskell, Montclair, Verona and West Milford). Financial assistance is supported in part through contributions to the Annual Campaign.
Salvation Army Food Drive
We hold a weekly food drive for the Salvation Army Montclair Citadel. To donate, simply bring any non-perishable food items to the Park Street Branch. We have drop off bins for your contributions in the Lower Lobby.
Holiday Giving Tree
Each holiday season, our Y helps to fill a need in the community by hosting a Holiday Giving Tree. To support the Holiday Giving Tree, community members fulfill the wishes of families in need by providing clothing, household items or toys.
This is a FREE water safety program that the YMCA of Montclair offers each spring to help people of all ages, especially children, to learn basic swimming skills and water safety practices. Learning water safety and swimming skills helps participants to be safe in and around water. This builds self-confidence and self-esteem, which carries over into other parts of life.
Toys For Tots
Our Y collects toys for tots during the holidays. The program’s goal is to deliver, through a new toy at the holidays, a message of hope to less fortunate children. To contribute, community members can drop off a new, unwrapped toy in the lobby of our Park Street Branch during the month of December.
Volunteering With Pre-K Children
Our volunteers assist individual and small groups of children at the Montclair Community Pre-K with reading and other enrichment activities for 1 hour per week, two times a month.
The annual meeting of the YMCA of Montclair Board is open to the public. It recaps the work of the Y in the community over the previous year, and provides plans for future goals.