YMCA Branch Name

Southlake Family YMCA
Hammond Family YMCA
Griffith Family YMCA
Whiting Family YMCA
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Our mission is focused on you

The primary purpose of the Crossroads YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Timeline

  • 1964: Hammond Area Y founded.
  • 1976: Southlake Y founded.
  • 1997: Grand opening of new building for Southlake Y in Crown Point.
  • 2010: The Southlake Y merged with the Hammond Y to form the Crossroads YMCA Inc.
  • 2012: The Griffith Y opened as a branch of the Crossroads YMCA
  • 2015: The Whiting Y opened as a branch of the Crossroads YMCA


The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.