The YMCA of the Capital Area has received approval from the national YMCA to expand its service area to include Hammond, Denham Springs, Walker, Gonzalez, Prairieville, and Lake Charles. The Y currently serves the Greater Baton Rouge area and the surrounding communities through seven YMCA locations.
This approval was received following the Ys completion of a state profile and approval from other YMCAs across Louisiana. This approval is the first step in the Ys capability to provide services to areas that need YMCA programs. The Y looks forward to providing support for youth, adults, families, and seniors by continuing to address the objectives of its Strategic Plan. Those objectives include ensuring that youth in Y programs demonstrate improvement in the skills needed for successful living; helping individuals achieve their health and well-being goals by partnering with stakeholders; and that diverse, underserved communities feel supported by the Y. All of these goals are accomplished through established volunteer networks, partnerships, and community support.