The Refuge and the Y

It takes a village to help and heal hurt in our community. The Y is part of that village.

What does a dog named Lulu, cooking classes, and a 45-pound weight have in common? Each contributes to the healing process for local teenagers enrolled in Boone County’s “The Refuge Girls Academy.” If you visit the Witham Family YMCA duri... Read More


A Strong Investment From The Leech’s

A Local Pastor Invests in His Community in an Unexpected Way

Kim Leech is no stranger to investing. In fact, nearly fifty years ago, he started purchasing stock with a company that’s now a household name. The Leech's Background It may surprise you to learn, however, that Mr. Leech is not a seasoned busin... Read More


Life Saving Skills

Westfield Police Officers Get Trained on Handling Situations around Water

Saving a Life with a Gallon Jug It’s not every day you get to go swimming on the job as a police officer or help develop life saving skills. But, perhaps that’s why it was so important that the eight officers of the Westfield Police Department m... Read More


Lara Kitty’s Why the Y?

A new mom finds that there is so much more to fitness than physical gains

When Lara Kitty and her young family moved to Indianapolis, they were in search of a home that was near a YMCA Shortly after settling in, she received a YMCA No Join Fee Membership promotion postcard. “I was nervous about joining a gym because I w... Read More


Flashbangs and Dry Suits with local police academy

Local Teens Learn about the Fishers Police Department at the Fishers Y

On July 12 a flashbang exploded in the parking lot between the Fishers YMCA and Indy Fuel Tank. “This is the Fishers Police Department! We have a warrant for your arrest. Come out now with your hands up!” There were no crimes committed or any c... Read More