Supporting and giving back to others

Get involved. Help heal those in need. Mentor and educate our youth to keep them safe. We provide opportunities for everyone to share of themselves. The Y is indeed for social responsibility, and together we can make it happen!
Be Involved
As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders.
When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change.  Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve your or your family’s health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community.
JOIN THE Y: Be a part of a cause for strengthening community that is committed every day to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive. 
GIVE TO THE Y: Donate vital financial resources for nurturing the potential of kids, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors.
VOLUNTEER AT THE Y: Take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.
ADVOCATE WITH THE Y: Help us address our community’s most pressing social issues.  
Community Outreach
We’re proud of our work with community groups and organizations. Together we identify and address opportunities to make every neighborhood in our community a vibrant place to live. It is through the Y’s outreach to community that the following organizations benefit from the giving nature of our members, donors and volunteers.
Ballet Folklorico
Gabriel's Horn
Family and Youth Services Bureau
Lifepoint Church
Portage Chamber of Commerce
Porter County Community Foundation
Portage Food Pantry
Portage Kiwanis
Portage Resale Shop
Real Life Community Church
Toys for Tots
United Way
Healing those in need
Have a prayer request? Visit the Y's prayer table just outside of the maintenance office and fill out your prayer request.  Prayer requests will be read at monthly prayer meetings which are open to all in the community. For information, please call 219.762.9622.  
Others won't care how much we know, 
until they know how much we care!
Carry each others burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.    Gal 6:2