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With our focus on Social Responsibility, the Riverbrook Regional YMCA prides itself on being an integral part of our community. We strive to share our human and physical resources with other agencies and organizations who can benefit from collaborations with the Y. Every year, the Y works with groups such as the Wilton Public Schools, the Town of Wilton, Rotary, Kiwanis, A Better Chance, Woman’s Club, Wilton Education Foundation, Little League, Red Cross, United Way, Project Friendship, STAR, the Wilton Library, Scout troops, the Chamber of Commerce, churches and synagogues, Senior Council, Youth Services, and veterans in an effort to make the quality of life in our town the best it can be.
Open to All
Riverbrook Regional YMCA programs are open to everyone regardless of ability or financial situation. Our philosophy is non-competitive and we are committed to inclusion – each individual can have fun progressing at his/her own pace in all Y classes and realize the maximum benefit possible from their experiences at the Y.
Y programs offer enjoyable social interactions for all members of the family, as well as skill building opportunities like swimming, gymnastics, sports and games. Every person faces their own personal challenges and our Y is here to support each of them.
The Y’s Fund For Community Service
In order to fulfill our mission to the community of remaining affordable for the average person and accessible to everyone, the Riverbrook Regional YMCA allocates almost $500,000 each year for outreach programs and financial assistance to enable children to attend summer camp, senior citizens to participate in health and wellness activities, adults to rehabilitate from accidents or chronic disease, and families to spend quality time together at the Y. Every year, requests for Y programs and services grow, and many of the people who need help are probably your neighbors.
The Fund for Community Service must be replenished each year to continue these outreach programs and aid to needy families. YOU can make a difference to help the Y foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility by making a donation to the Y’s Annual Appeal, which is the primary source of replenishment for the Fund for Community Service. Click here to make an online contribution.
The Y’s Community Outreach Initiatives
Families who can benefit from Y services but cannot afford to pay the full amount for membership and programs can apply for reduced rates. No one with demonstrable need is ever turned away.
Chronic Disease Intervention
Diabetes Prevention Program: A three month educational program to prevent Type 2 diabetes through healthier eating habits and increased physical activity.
Cancer Survivor Rehabilitation: Three month Y membership and sessions with a fitness center trainer to gain strength and support while undergoing cancer treatment.
Enhance Fitness: Exercise classes specifically designed for seniors to promote healthy aging.
Childhood Obesity Prevention: Subsidized membership rates for children and youth to encourage participation in Y sports and physical activity programs.
Special Needs Programs
Friends & Buddies: Activities for children with special challenges to socialize with typical peers.
Club Saturday Swim: Recreational swimming for challenged boys & girls.
Holiday Open Houses at the Y along with annual Health Fairs, Family Fun Nights, and access to showers and electricity during power outages are offered to the public at no charge.
The Melissa McFadden Scholarship
This award is made to a Wilton High School senior whose volunteer work has enhanced the lives of individuals with challenges.
CT Alliance of YMCAs
The CT Alliance of YMCAs is comprised of 23 YMCAs, each volunteer lead, and a powerful advocate of the needs of the children, families and individuals in communities throughout Connecticut.
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Community Resource Directory
As a community service organization, the Y works with many of the groups listed below. This list has been compiled as a reference for contacting other local non-profits in our area.
(Area Code is 203 except where noted)
A Better Chance – 762-3760; www.abetterchance.org
Ambler Farm – www.amblerfarm.org
American Heart Association – 294-0088
American Cancer Society – 563-0704
American Red Cross Mid-Fairfield Chapter – 847-5847; www.midfairfieldredcross.org
Catholic Family Services – 838-2316
Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County – 299-1315
Cider Mill School – 762-3351, www.wilton.k12.ct.us/cm/index
Connecticut Counseling Centers – 838-6508, www.ctcounseling.org
Connecticut Education Association – 834-1821; cwww.ea.org
Connecticut Legal Services – 348-0216, www.connlegalservices.org
Domestic Violence Crisis Center – 853-0418
Elderhouse Adult Day Care – 847-1998, www.ElderhouseADC.com
Fairfield County Community Foundation – 834-9393; www.fccfoundation.org
Family & Children’s Agency – 855-8765
Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County – 358-8898, www.interfaithcouncil.org
Girl Scouts of CT – 762-5557; www.gsofct.org
Hometown Nannies – 762-3305; hometownnannies.com
Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield – 849-1111 INFOLINE – 800-203-1234
Kids In Crisis – 622-6556, www.kidsincrisis.org
League of Women Voters – 762-5909, www.lwvct.org/wilton
Literacy Volunteers of America – 853-7437
Middlebrook School – 762-8388, www.wilton.k12.ct.us/mb/index
Miller School – 762-8678, www.wilton.k12.ct.us/ml/index
Norwalk Emergency Shelter – 866-1057
Norwalk River Watershed Association – www.norwalkriver.org
Norwalk Senior Center – 847-3115
Sexual Assault Crisis Center – 348-9346
SPEDNET Wilton – www.spednetwilton.org
STAR Lighting the Way – 846-9581
Stay at Home in Wilton – 762-0033
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County – 847-4576; www.unitedwaycfc.org
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County – 800-898-HOME
Weir Farm National Park – 834-1896; nwww.ps.gov/wefa
Wilton Ambulance Corp – 834-6245, www.wiltonambulance.org
Wilton Arts Council – www.wiltonarts.org
Wilton Chamber of Commerce – 762-0567; www.wiltonchamber.com
Wilton Children’s Theater – www.wiltonchildrenstheater.org
Wilton Fire Department – 834-6247 (routine calls), www.wiltonfire.org
Wilton Garden Club – www.wiltongardenclub.org
Wilton High School – 762-0381, www.wilton.k12.ct.us/whs
Wilton Historical Society – 762-7257
Wilton Kiwanis Club – www.wiltonkiwanis.org
Wilton Library Association – 762-3950; www.wiltonlibrary.org
Wilton Little League – www.wiltonlittleleague.org
Wilton Meals on Wheels – 762-0566
Wilton Newcomers Club – www.wiltonnewcomersclub.com
Wilton Parks & Recreation – 834-6234
Wilton Playshop – 762-7629
Wilton Police – 834-6260 (routine business)
Wilton Post Office – 762-5555
Wilton Rotary Club – 762-1104 www.wiltonrotaryclub.org
Wilton Senior Services – 834-6240
Wilton Social Services – 834-6238
Wilton Woman’s Club – 762-2839, www.wiltonwomansclub.org
Riverbrook Regional Youth Services – 834-6241
Woodcock Nature Center – 762-7280
AIDS – 800-342-2437
AL-ANON – 888-825-2666
Red Cross – 847-5847
Child Abuse – 800-842-2288
Cocaine Anonymous – 800-662-4357
Domestic Violence – 731-5206 or 852-1980
Missing & Exploited Children – 800-843-5678
Narcotics Anonymous – 800-627-3543
Poison Control – 800-343-2722
Runaways/Homeless/Troubled Youth – 800-621-4000
Sexual Assault Against Women – 731-5204
Sexually Transmitted Diseases – 800-227-8922
Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention – 800-203-1234