Armed Services YMCA

  • Virginia


1465 Lakeside Road
Virginia Beach
United States

About Us

Mission Statement: The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life


Enduring Mission:


·        Supporting the military since 1861

·        501(c)(3) non-profit, incorporated in 1983

·        National organization reach, 1 of 13 Branches


Fiscal Responsibility:


·        Charity Navigator 4 Star and Charity Watch “A” rating

·        84 cents/dollar goes to services

·        No government funding; all donations remain local


Population Served: Military members and families. Focus on young, single-income and displaced junior military families. 7,762 non-repeating participants (69% E-5 or junior) were provided 26,926 units of service in 2016.


Impact Goals: Assisting service members and their families adapt to military life through no-cost/low-cost programs that:


·        Build support networks

·        Promote social development

·        Enhance academic achievement

·        Strengthen family resiliency