Sonoma County Family YMCA

1111 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 545-9622

100 Things

The Sonoma County Family YMCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Sonoma County residents in the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We hope you’ll take the time to read the “100 things” list below to understand how much the Y helps our community. Did you know that we are the county’s largest swim lesson provider?  Did you know we are one of the largest childcare providers in Sonoma County, serving 1,500 kids a day? Did you know we offer scholarships to those in need for all of our programs so anyone, regardless of financial ability, can benefit from YMCA programs?

The YMCA is proud to serve our community and we hope you’ll spread the word about the Y and, perhaps, come experience the YMCA yourself. 

Finally, you may have seen our True or False campaign. Below are the answers to “Why” the questions were True or False!

Can a cell phone save a child from drowning?  The answer is false.Can the flutter kick save a child from drowning?  The answer is false.Can a pool noodle save a child's life?  The answer is true.

Sonoma County Family YMCA 100 Things:

  1. Promote Water Safety
  2. Prepare kids for college
  3. Teach kids life skills
  4. Provide senior programs
  5. Combats Diabetes with our Diabetes Prevention Program
  6. We connect people
  7. We build relationships
  8. Provide volunteer opportunities
  9. Teach children to swim
  10. Provide water exercise for all ages
  11. Provide Financial Assistance for those in need
  12. Employ over 300 people in Sonoma County
  13. Provide academic support to kids
  14. Provide childcare to over 1500 youth every day
  15. Youth & Government Teen Program
  16. Group Exercise for all abilities
  17. Personal Training
  18. Nutrition support
  19. Youth Sports
  20. Day Camp
  21. Promote Child Abuse Awareness
  22. Build Self-Esteem
  23. Keep Kids Safe
  24. Host Healthy Kids Day every April
  25. Provide Batting Cages
  26. Annual Halloween Carnival
  27. Helping you live better
  28. Adaptive exercise on land and water
  29. State-of-the-art Fitness Center
  30. Basketball
  31. Pre-school
  32. Childwatch activities while you work out
  33. Health & Wellness Presentations
  34. Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  35. Safe Space for All
  36. Partner with over 20 other community organizations
  37. Support the Vamos a Nadar program
  38. Provide ASES afterschool care for Rohnert Park School District
  39. Help families thrive
  40. Youth overnights at the Y
  41. Birthday Parties
  42. Family Swim
  43. Golf Tournament
  44. Pumpkin Float event
  45. Comedy Night
  46. Parent’s Night Out Events
  47. Community Service
  48. Donation Drives to support local organizations
  49. Saulito Forever Basketball Tournament
  50. Minimize Food Insecurity
  51. Subscribe to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards in our childcare programs
  52. Track & Field
  53. Volleyball
  54. T-ball
  55. Little Sportsters program for 3-5 year-olds
  56. Running Groups
  57. Introduce kids to nature
  58. Professional Development opportunities for staff
  59. One of the largest employers of teens in Sonoma County
  60. Overnight Camps
  61. Health Coaching
  62. Diabetes Empowerment Program
  63. 90 days to Wellness program
  64. Mind-Body Health approach
  65. Summer Learning Loss Programs
  66. Reducing Youth Obesity
  67. Literacy Programs
  68. Infant-Toddler Care Center
  69. Employee Wellness Program
  70. Corporate Wellness Program
  71. Lifeguard Training
  72. Health and Safety Trainings
  73. Y on Wheels recreation program
  74. 65 years in the community
  75. Member Appreciation Events
  76. Homeless support
  77. Mental Health Support
  78. Group Home Partnerships
  79. Military Family Support
  80. Arthritis Classes
  81. Partnership with Becoming Independent to employ people with varying abilities
  82. Support community events
  83. Provide Flu Shots
  84. Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose screenings
  85. Support local Service Clubs
  86. Nationwide memberships
  87. Partner with five school districts throughout Sonoma County
  88. Youth and Adult Aikido programs
  89. Support the Cloverdale community swimming pool
  90. Kaiser Partnership for pre and post-natal wellness
  91. Partner with Town of Windsor
  92. St. Joseph’s Health partnership
  93. Offer wellness classes at Sonoma County Libraries
  94. Offer wellness classes at local County Parks
  95. Provide wellness opportunities for Oakmont Senior Living
  96. Partner with Interlink to provide wellness opportunities for their clients
  97. Rio Nido Swim Program
  98. Provide youth activities at Burbank Housing sites