YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

Hammond Family YMCA
NEWS FROM THE Y

Maintenance Shutdown: Aug 18-Sept 1, 2014

The Hammond Family Y will be closed from August 18 - September 1 for annual deep cleaning and maintenance work. Please note: before/after child care is still available at our off-site locations.

The front desk will be open for program registration from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday during shutdown. 

These NWI branches will be open to serve you during these two weeks:


Check out these exciting new Aquatics Program changes coming September 2:

  • Aquatic swim classes are now twice a week. They are broken up into Preschool ages 3 – 5 years and Progressive ages 6 – 12 years. Children are now placed in groups with a YMCA trained instructor based on their ability. You don’t have to remember what level they are they will be placed in the level the first day of class. See class details in our Program Brochure.
  • Now offering flex passes so you can choose from any of our Aquatic Exercise classes including: Aqua Fitness, Aquacise, Deep H20 Basics and Aqua Caliente (a combo of Salsa dancing and a little hip hop). Check out the pool schedule for times.
  • Class Demo Week coming soon! A full week of FREE new aquatic classes for both members and nonmembers. It's a great chance to try out our new classes!

Now Hiring!

We are looking for lifeguards! Training & certification is available. Other open positions include: certified yoga instructor, child care. See our jobs page for details. 

Join us for the Griffith Y Rock 'N' Rail 5K

Kick off Griffith's Rock & Rail Festival with this great race through Griffith's Central Park & bike trail. Race day is August 30. Learn more from the Griffith Family Y.




The Hammond Area YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We're more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

Our mission is focused on you

The primary purpose of the Hammond Branch YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our history

The Hammond Branch YMCA was founded in December 1964. In January of 2011 the Hammond Branch YMCA merged with the Southlake YMCA in Crown Point, IN to form an association called the Crossroads YMCA. We are now formally known as the Crossroads YMCA-Hammond Branch.

For more than 40 years we have supported our community with memberships, programs and many other beneficial activities. We offer a wide range of activities for everyone! 

The YMCA is the largest non-profit organization in the country. There are over 2,500 YMCA's just in the U.S. The YMCA is for people of all faiths, race, abilities, gender, ages and income. No one is turned away at the YMCA for inability to pay. The YMCA serves over 18.9 million men, women and children in 10,000 communites throughout the United States. YMCA's stretch beyond the U.S. too. YMCA's are at work in more than 120 countries around the world, serving more than 45 million people. At the Y we are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Get active at the Hammond Y with one of our many programs for all ages.



The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.