Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

Thank you for helping keep our Y strong. As we mentioned on Tuesday our annual campaign, a critical support for our YMCA's livelihood, has been delayed due to this global pandemic. If you would like to pledge or renew your annual gift, please do today!
Thank you for staying with us - we are so grateful for the continued membership payments and gifts we are receiving to help keep us strong.
Over the last week, the Iowa Alliance of YMCA's and our leadership team has had many discussions around reopening strategies, and we look forward to being together again.

Currently, we are awaiting the Governor and Iowa Department of Public Health to give us recommendation for reopening clearance in Black Hawk County. At this time, our facility in Waterloo will be closed through May 15th, and we will announce a phased reopening in the coming days with social responsibility and safety in focus.
As we prepare, please continue to be patient with us while we place new guidelines to be followed in order to keep you and those we serve safe. We will post a virtual tour of our Y in the next week so you know what to expect and what areas and program will be open.

In Grundy Center, we are reopening this Monday, May 12th ! This is such exciting news and we have some procedures to adhere to:

  • Only Grundy Family YMCA members who have this branch as their "home branch" will be allowed to visit
  • For this first phase of reopening, we will have a maximum of 6 members at a time, so stay tuned to schedule and sign up for entry
  • We will post a virtual tour this weekend what what to expect and how we plan to maintain a high level of cleanliness
  • No day passes or visitors (AWAY members) at this time
  • For more questions, please email

We will continue emergency childcare in this time and serving our community through food distribution and well check calls to those who are most vulnerable. Thank you for being flexible, hopeful and generous as we continue to serve the Cedar Valley. We are eager to be together again!
With kindness and great hope,

Angela Widner
Chief Executive Officer
Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

Our community is the heart of our Y! After more than 152 years, we keep showing up. Help us in our work of strengthening community by wearing your support. A portion of every purchase will go into helping critical needs in our community.
Y Kids Quest At-Home Programming
Each week we will provide enrichment resources to families with creative activities and ways to earn prizes as part of our desire to stay connected with you while you stay safe at home! Sign up today to receive the weekly activities:
Y Kids Quest At-Home Programming - Black Hawk County YMCA

We are so excited to introduce our NEW at-home support programming for families! We have four main goals in preparing our Y Kids Quest At-Home programming: 1) To utilize our youth development experts to carefully select and tie together themed...

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How can we help you?

We know that this time is difficult and we would like to be there for you. If you have specific needs or would like to pick up children or senior food bags for the week, please fill out the survey.
(Click the purple button to fill out our
COVID-19 YMCA Community Assistance survey)
It is our pleasure to serve you! Thank you to the Northeast Iowa Food bank for choosing the Y as a distribution center. Please fill out the survey for more information.
YMCA Facility and Grounds Usage
To be respectful of local and state officials, to promote healthy living through social distancing and the "stay safe, stay home" initiative, we ask you to please refrain from gathering on YMCA property (parking lots and grounds included). We want you, the heart of our organization, to practice safety and social responsibility as we navigate the difficult days ahead. Thank you for your understanding and if you have any questions, please contact

Healthy Living: Be Well, Stay active
*NEW*! Mileage MAYhem Challenge: May 4-31st
Welcome to Mileage MAYhem! This new challenge will take you on a 28-day journey around the United States. This new opportunity to track those miles you are racking up by walking, running, and/or cycling. Choose a monthly goal between 25 and 500 miles, in increments of 25 miles to walk, run or bike your way around our United States. For details, check out our website.
Do you have a broom, backpack and bricks?!

We all need to resistance train - for our core, spine and bone health. Strength train at home with just THREE items from your house:

Questions? Email us at:
Virtual Exercise Classes to Keep You Active:
Keep moving at home with no equipment. There are classes for every fitness level through Y360 !
A r e you missing our Les Mills classes?
You can stream FREE for 2 months, season 1 of Les Mills On-Demand:
Stay physically distant, but not socially isolated!
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