YMCA of Greater Des Moines IA
Founded in 1868, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines has been a constant in the changing horizon of the Des Moines area. Central Iowa has embraced the YMCA because we pride ourselves on our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The YMCA mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Des Moines has grown to nine branches serving 66,000 individuals. In addition to offering a wide variety of programs, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines also provides the largest transitional housing shelter in the state.