About Us

About Us

Our Mission

The Regional Y is a community service organization committed to building healthy lives through programs that strengthen the spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Community

We serve the Greater Danbury area, striving every day to strengthen our community and make an impact in people’s lives through our areas of focus.

Our Focus


Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development – all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


Improving the nation’s health and well-being

We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.


Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds and support those who need us most. We know that when we work as one, we can move people and our community forward. That’s why we are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to learn, grow and thrive.

YMCA memberships and programs are open to everyone. When the costs of our services prevent an individual or family from participating, the YMCA will offer financial assistance, as funds are available, to those who are eligible. See the Member Service Desk for more information.

woman assisting older woman with finances

The Story of Our Founding…

The Regional Y began in the late 1800’s as a storefront operation in downtown Danbury. It was incorporated as the Danbury Regional Young Man’s Christian Association in 1963, but changed its name to the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut by 1988.

The Regional Y serves the Greater Danbury area. We are the 3rd largest Y in Connecticut and one of the leading childcare providers in the state. We offer fitness and swimming facilities at the Greenknoll Branch in Brookfield, art and youth development programs at ESCAPE to the Arts in downtown Danbury, four summer camps, and childcare/education centers in Bethel and Brookfield. Over 12,000 children, adults and seniors use our programs and services each year.

  • A full fitness facility, the Greenknoll Branch in Brookfield
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • Aquatic Programs
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • 2 Licensed Childcare facilities in Bethel and Brookfield
  • Arts and Youth Development programs
  • 2 Summer Camp options in Bethel and in Brookfield
    and much more!


Proud member of the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs