The Shasta Family YMCA strengthens community through programs and activities that create a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. We envision a future where all people are connected engaged and healthy at every stage of life.
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As a 501(c)(3), the Shasta Y has been an important part of Redding and the surrounding community since 1952, annually impacting more than 8,500 members and 23,000 program participants who mirror the diversity of ages, races and income levels of Shasta and the neighboring counties including Tehama, Siskiyou, Lassen, and Plumas it serves. The Shasta Y is more than just a gym providing a safe place for all members of the community, starting in childhood and extending all the way into retirement. The Shasta Y provides opportunities for healthy living for all ages, youth development and social responsibility through its facilities, programs and community partnerships. Unique compared to other health facilities in Redding, the Shasta Y offers Financial Assistance between 10% and 100% to our members, based on a sliding scale determined by income and need. Financial aid effectively levels the playing field, allowing for EVERYONE to have a place.
Responding to the community’s much needed childcare services, our Child Watch provides an in-house, drop-in care center so that members have a safe space for their young children while they use our facility. Also on site is Y Club, our teen after school program, with healthy after school light meals, games, and staff available for homework help and mentorship. This provides teens a safe harbor after school, a healthy alternative environment that helps to reduce risky and delinquent behaviors and enables them to make and maintain safe social connections. We also run two elementary and middle school programs off site at Boulder Creek Elementary and Redding School of the Arts.
Inside our doors, our aging community can take advantage of 30 Aqua Aerobics classes, and 20 land-based classes on a weekly basis that are appropriate for where they are in life, with several specifically focused on safe strength building and mobility. Many of our aging members have built community here so critical to their overall well-being and are often seen chatting in our café area throughout the day. The community that aging individuals create at the Shasta Y helps to mitigate the loneliness that can often be felt in the latter stages of life.