Family YMCA of Black Hawk County
We are on a mission to strengthen community

We need you, our valued member, to stay with us so our community can come back strong when this crisis has passed. Our Y has been responding to need for 152 years and we know this season requires us to be stronger than ever. Currently, we need resources to address long-term community and member needs.

Together we can overcome this challenge and continue to deliver hope for all. This week we were able to distribute food to individuals who are unable to drive to access food, made over 100 well-check calls and served families with essential workers in emergency childcare.

Personal video update

Please watch the most recent CEO update video regarding my personal experience with COVID-19, important updates and how our ability to meet community needs, both now and in the future, relies on the support of our members and greater community:
You are our cornerstone, and we will continue to deliver on our promises of healthy living, youth development, and now more than ever before in history, social responsibility .
With kindness and great hope,
Angela Widner
Chief Executive Officer
Family YMCA of Black Hawk County
Y Kids Quest At-Home Programming has launched!

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

Featured in the News
4/15/2020 , KWWL
Family YMCA of Black Hawk County invites community to...

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) - Family YMCA of Black Hawk County has launched an online program to keep kids engaged and learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The Y Kids Quest At-Home Programming includes themed activities for preschool and...

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4/11/2020 , Forbes, CMO Network
YMCA Presses Forward With Emergency Operations Amid...

Amidst the continuing coronavirus pandemic, emergency operations are the top priority for The Y from coast to coast - but they are coming at a huge cost. In a video titled "Stay With Us!," posted to its YouTube channel, the organization explains...

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4 /5/2020, The Steele Report
Emergency child care available in Black Hawk County amid ...

Emergency child care is available in Black Hawk County, eve as the COVID-19 health and economic crisis continues on. Through the Black Hawk County COVID-19 Childcare Response Initiative, local organizations, employers and the Waterloo & Cedar...

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Healthy Living: Be Well, Stay active

Stay physically distant, but not socially isolated!

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Virtual Exercise Classes to Keep You Active:
Keep moving at home with no equipment. There are classes for every fitness level through Y360 !
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