YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

Hammond Family YMCA
NEWS FROM THE Y

Annual maintenance shut down: August 16 - 30

We'll be clean & ready for you on Monday August 31! Our Griffith and Whiting locations will be open while we are closed. 


Are your kids attending summer camp next week? Don't forget to register by Friday the week before!

Before & After School Care

School is just around the corner. What are your children doing before and after school? Sign them up for our convenient, affordable care program! Learn more.

House Raffle Ticket Sales in Final Weeks!

heartWe'll be drawing for cash prizes and a chance to win a brand new house on Friday, August 7.

Your ticket helps us build healthier families & communities. Did you know that when you purchase a ticket you can


  • help six kids play in a sports league?
  • provide four weeks of therapeutic support for a child in need?
  • keep the St. Jude House Crisis Line operating for 16 hours?


A lot of good works are done with the proceeds from each and every ticket. Stop by any Crossroads YMCA branch to purchase your ticket before time runs out!

Last week of Summer Camp: the week of August 3!!

If you have a child who is 5-14 years old - we have the place to be this summer! Learn more.

Now Hiring!

Just added: openings in our Fitness Center. See our Jobs page for details.

2015/16 Preschool

Do you have a child that's ready for preschool? Registration is open for our Discovery Preschool program. Learn more. 



    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.