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Finding Family at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA

A Letter from Member Sharon Williams

"Webster describes “family” as “a group of people with common characteristics.” My husband and I joined the Benjamin Harrison YMCA in September 2017. It was one of the wisest, most fortuitous decisions we’ve ever made. The next month,... Read More

New College Grad Relearns How to Walk, Talk, Drive after Traumatic Brain Injury

Sam's Story

Two Long Years Later, Sam is a Wellness Coach at the Benjamin Harrison Y After graduating from IUPUI, Samantha Schultz went on a vacation that changed her life forever. On Sept. 11, 2016, she and her friend put on helmets and set out on a downhill... Read More

For Six Years, Angie Has Been a Star Role Model at the YMCA

Special Olympics athlete is a reliable, hard worker with a positive attitude

You may have seen this smiling face as you walk the halls of the Benjamin Harrison YMCA. Angie has been an employee for six years now. Because of her love of kids, she began her Y career in the Before & After School program. Angie has also wor... Read More

Inspiring Others

Overcoming Challenges

Chris Carron realized that he needed to be in good health for his work and every day life. His past knee injuries and a lifetime of insulin-dependent diabetes was taking a toll on his health. Carron is either sitting at his desk all day or climbing t... Read More

Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions!

We're here to help!

Millions of Americans set resolutions at this time of year. I'm sure you've even got a few jotted down. You've made that first step, now let the YMCA help you keep those resolutions. Watch this clip from RTV-6 and check out the info below! Keep ... Read More


It sounds simple, but this motto has changed the life of this Benjamin Harrison YMCA Member.

"Keep moving," is this 72-year-old Indy resident’s mantra. She had a stroke in 2010. Dorothy Hammonds didn't want someone to wait on her hand and foot: she was going to help herself. Starting out small, in 2015, Dorothy began swim lessons at the B... Read More

Benjamin Harrison YMCA Celebrates 20 Years


The Benjamin Harrison YMCA is celebrating 20 years of changing lives!   Enjoy this story about how we got starting and the amazing feats we have accomplished since! Read More


Join the Ben Harrison Swim Program

There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before you cross the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating... Read More

Every Beat Counts

Five Tips to Get Your Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month and the Benjamin Harrison YMCA wants to help your family get heart healthy. Here are five things you can do to help your heart. Get Physical Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of y... Read More

Twist & Shout

2013: The Year that Steve Joined the Y and it Changed His Life

Three years ago, Steve Barnes was diagnosed with a rare condition called Transverse Myelitis; which is inflammation of the spinal cord that can cause pain, weakness and paralysis of muscles. The disease progressed over time causing a very active man ... Read More

Confidence. With Every Stroke.

Sarah: Brings out Her Students' Full Potential

Allison Heller can often be found at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA Aquatics Center swimming many laps around the pool. She came to the Y back in 2013 and started swimming with the Stroking Onward swim team. Even at her young age, Allison had high levels... Read More

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