CARES PROGRAM

Elevating the C in the YMCA

At the YMCA of Orange County our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The CARES program provides families and individuals the opportunities to experience and know Christ through community-based programs, activities and partnerships with churches and Christian organizations.

CARES In The Community

This past summer, the Newport-Mesa CARES Team served alongside Trellis to help a terminally ill woman named Erika clean and clear out her house. We as a CARES team try to share the love of Jesus by helping people in a very practical way with no strings attached. Erika was not a believer 6 months ago but has since been baptized.

Our Program At A Glance

The YMCA was birthed on June 6, 1844 when a 22-year-old George Williams gathered twelve men and started a Bible study in London, England. Williams was deeply concerned about the physical and spiritual well-being of young men who were flocking to London from their rural homes to seek employment in the ever expanding industrialization of the day. As a result, the YMCA reached many young men for Jesus Christ.
Now, almost 175 years later the YMCA of Orange County is striving to continue the legacy established by George Williams.
  • Onsite Chaplains (at select YMCA locations)
  • Seasonal Donation/Charitable Drives
  • Community Outreach
  • Prayer Requests
  • Community Events

We are here to help. Please share with us what you may need.

Contact CARES@ymcaoc.org

We each have gifts to give. Please share with us how you would like to help meet a need in the community.

Contact CARES@ymcaoc.org

A greater impact can be made when we come together to care for those in need. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:

Newport-Mesa Family YMCA

Huntington Beach Family YMCA

Our Mission

The YMCA longs to be more than just a place to work out, but as a place which dramatically impacts the people it touches. We strive to fulfill our purpose by walking hand-in-hand each day to make a lasting difference in our communities and in the lives of the people we serve.

Upcoming Events

Christmas Tree of Hope

deliver hopeJoin us as we provide Christmas trees to families in need! With your support, we’ll be able to spread some holiday cheer by gifting a fully decorated tree to members of our community who otherwise could not afford to deck their homes with cheer.

How You Can Help…

Nominate
Nominate a local family or neighbor to be gifted a Christmas Tree of Hope this holiday season!

Volunteer
We will need a huge team of volunteers for tasks such as organizing donated ornaments and decorations, putting together kits, and delivering the trees to recipients homes.

Donate
Tree stands, lights, ornaments, hooks, bows/toppers, gift bags, tree skirts, retail & grocery store gift cards. Items can be donated to the Huntington Beach and Newport-Mesa YMCA locations.

For more information please contact Stephanie at smorales@ymcaoc.org.