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Who Are We?
The Family YMCA of the Desert is the largest provider of licensed childcare in the valley, with facilities from Palm Springs to Mecca. We began services in 1982 and today we serve over 3,500 kids and families each day at forty two sites, with many opportunities in youth and family programming. The primary focus of the Family YMCA is to reinforce caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while allowing kids to develop social skills, confidence, leadership, and fitness. Programming at the Y includes after-school care, computer math tutoring, basketball and flag football, sports and fitness, Youth and Government Program, karate, swimming, and Y Rookies Sports Leagues. More than one fourth of the children participating in the Y programs receive financial assistance, making community support a vital element in the ability to offer help to kids and their families. Eight years ago, special partnerships between the Family YMCA of the Desert and various local elementary and middle schools within all three valley school districts were launched to provide free, on-site after school care as part of the state of California's recently enacted Proposition 49 / After School Education and Safety (ASES) Act. Today, these efforts continue with program growth in the Palm Springs Unified School District to all 21 school sites. We are proud to mention our collaborations with local community organizations who, in part, share many of the same goals of the Y. To date we have enjoyed partnerships with Hidden Harvest, Desert Healthcare District, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, Hope through Housing and F.I.N.D. food bank. These are just a few of our friends we work with that have the same values and objectives similar to the Y. At the Y, child participation is considered foremost where we focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Jim Latting of Roemer Harnik law firm serves as President of the Board of Directors and Rob Ballew is the Executive Director. The Family YMCA of the Desert is part of the largest community service organization in the US where 2700 Ys work to provide programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Our Mission
To put Judeo Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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Family YMCA of the Desert

43930 San Pablo Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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