Agencies Y.M.C.A

55 Lounez Ave., Wheeling WV …304.242.8086
Provides health and physical fitness programs including aquatics and team sports for all ages. Proud partner and supporter of the Miracle League of the Ohio Valley.

Community Success Stories

Check out the following Community Success Stories for examples of how Y.M.C.A has impacted our community.

Impacting A Teen

Please allow me to take this opportunity to share one of my most memorable stories that I experienced in the 2018 "Y" 4 L.I.F.E program. A parent came to me before the program and stated she didn't have enough money to allow her child to participate in my program but informed me her son could really use a program like this, she informed me her son had very low self-esteem, was overweight, and had ...

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“…his son and daughter-in-law lost the custodial rights of the three children due to heroin…”

I was approached in February, 2018 by a grandfather of three children, he informed me his son and daughter-in-law lost the custodial rights of the three children due to heroin and he has been granted custody. He expressed to me he was on a limited income due to an injury that prevents him from working and had to work light duty every day to make ends meet. Being a working parent with two childr ...

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Out of His Shell

"A parent came to me before the program and stated she didn’t have enough money to allow her child to participate in my program but informed me her son could really use a program like this, she informed me her son had very low self-esteem, was overweight, and had a very hard time in school making friends, not to mention he was diagnosed with mild Asperger’s. I saw this as an opportunity to mak ...

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“We Will Never Turn Any Child Away…”

"I was approached in February, 2018 by a grandmother of 4 children, she informed me her daughter and son-in-law lost the custodial rights of the 4 children and she has been granted custody. She expressed to me she was on a limited income and had to work every day to make ends meet. Being a working parent with 2 children of my own at half her age I immediately felt sympathy for this lady. She said, ...

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