YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

Hammond Family YMCA

NEWS FROM THE Y


Middle School Basketball Tournament - Play to win!

Middle School March Mondays registration runs January 25-February 26, 2016. This will be a 3-on-3 Co-Ed tournament throughout Lake County, IN with games at our Crossroads branches. Don't miss game time - play begins Monday, March 7! Learn more.


FREE After School Tutoring for Elementary & Middle School Students

An intern from Purdue Calumet will be at the Hammond Y to help students with homework. Tutoring will be available until she completes her internship.

  • Days & Times: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Where: Commons area

Bookmark our calendar...

Our new Crossroads Y calendar is now available! Check out the special events happening across our four branches! See all our fun activities here


Just add water and shake!

Aqua Zumba blends the Zumba(r) philosophy with water resistance. Come check out this class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.


Thinking about Summer?

Our popular summer camp information is available online now! Registration begins Monday, March 7.




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. In 2012 the Crossroads Y opened another location in Griffith and in 2015 we opened the Whiting Y in the former Whiting Community Center. 

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.