Community Programs

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Moving Stronger

In partnership with UT Dell Medical School, Moving Stronger is a free, 12-week small group exercise program designed specifically for persons living with multiple sclerosis (MS) of all ability levels. Led by trained YMCA instructors, participants are guided through adaptive yoga and strength training exercises to bring together strength and flexibility aimed at helping with mobility in daily life. 

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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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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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Diabetes Prevention

Families with a member diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are invited to participate in an investigational research study testing whether a diabetes self-managed program is able to improve blood sugar levels and quality of life. Every participant receives a six-month membership to the YMCA, and trained staff will help you track your blood sugar, make healthy choices and be active together as a family.

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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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“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.