About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads is to improve quality of life for junior enlisted military personnel, their spouses and children through values oriented social, recreational, personal development, crisis prevention, deployment separation and child development programs.


The YMCA first supported soldiers on the fields of battle during the Civil War. In every war - and between them - YMCA volunteers have been where the military is, providing spiritual support, recreation, and education.

The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads is a non-profit organization which provides support for military personnel and their families. We provide programs specifically designed to address the concerns of the military community.

Proud Heritage - Exciting Future

2011 marks the major milestone of 150 years of dedicated service to America's military and their families. The Armed Services YMCA mission to support the military began in 1861 when a handful of YMCA volunteers provided relief services to Civil War soldiers. For 150 years, the ASYMCA's programming has adapted to the ever changing needs of our Armed Services by providing support and services where the need is greatest: to junior soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen and their families. The ASYMCA continues to enrich the quality of life and resiliency of our service members and their families by providing educational, recreational, social and religious support services across the nation.

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