Community Programs

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CPR First Aid Community

We can never predict when or where an emergency might occur. CPR and First Aid certification is a simple step that can help protect you and your family. These courses teach students critical skills needed to respond in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card valid for 2 years. 

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Five Days

The Five Days of Action is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. We encourage adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making Austin a safer place for children. When adults know how abuse happens, see the warning signs and respond quickly, we can prevent child sexual abuse. 

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Friday Social

The Friday Social is a weekly community gathering at the Townlake YMCA that promotes connection, reduces social isolation, and encourages holistic well-being. Activities include gentle stretching, chair yoga and exercise, storytelling, crafts, health-based presentations, music, games and more. People experiencing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or MS are especially welcome as are survivors of cancer or stroke. The Friday Social seeks to spark connection across conditions and generations while giving anyone and everyone a safe place to play. Fridays 10am-2pm in the AMP Studio at the Townlake YMCA.

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The mission of building gardens into our branches is to educate and involve the community in learning about growth in nature, and to promote healthy and active lifestyles through reconnecting individuals to the food they eat and grow. Get connected to your community garden at one of these Y locations: East Communities Y; Hays Communities Y; North Austin Y; TownLake Y. 

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Everline Counseling

The Greater Austin YMCA is here to create equitable access FOR ALL through programs designed to elevate both individual and community health & well-being. That’s why we’re powering positive change in Central Texas by elevating quality of life through accessible, affordable counseling services. Introducing Everline Counseling.

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“I feel prepared for an emergency after taking the CPR and first aid course through the YMCA. This important skill can be lifesaving, and I’m glad to be equipped with the knowledge I need to help others.”

Christine M.