YMCA of Brisbane celebrates 148 years of service for Queensland
The YMCA of Brisbane has a proud history almost as old as the state itself. From very humble beginnings, we now deliver programs and services in 65 locations across Brisbane, Redlands, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Logan and Moreton Bay.
Listen to CEO Alan Bray's interview with ABC 612 journalist Terri Begley.
Watch a recent 7News Flashback segment about the YMCA of Brisbane.
Our benevolent arm Y-Care (South East Queensland) Inc. provides facilities and programs for marginalised and disadvantaged youth as well as affordable accommodation for people in need. Some highlights include our Schools’ Breakfast program, Food for the Homeless program, vocational school, mentoring programs and affordable housing.
To fund this important charity work, we provide a range of services – from Child Care, sport and recreation, health and fitness, outdoor education and camping, vocational education and accredited training, hospitality, restaurants and hotel accommodation - that see more than 2.8 million visits every year across South East Queensland. The YMCA is not-for-profit so anytime you use one of our great services, you can be sure the surplus will be reinvested into helping those in need.
YMCA Boys Clubs on steps of City Hall, Brisbane, in the 1950s.
Did you know?
- Approximately 2.2 million people accessed a YMCA facility or service
- 6,667,096 participations in YMCA Health and Wellbeing Programs and Services in 2007
- Over 110,000 young people accessed YMCA Outreach services
- There were 5,318,207 participations in Y Aquatics
- 2,131 schools accessed YMCA programs and facilities
- 3,424 volunteers assisted the YMCA to achieve its mission