Here for Missoulians

The Greater Missoula Family YMCA has been serving Western Montana since 1967. In this time, its work has shaped generations of families. Keep scrolling to meet a few of these many families.

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Alberta & Aurora

When Alberta and her partner, Jadrian, moved to Missoula five years ago, they quickly realized they needed child care for Aurora.  That's where the Y stepped in.

Meet Alberta & Aurora

The Schermerhorns

Michelle and JJ came to the Y over 10 years ago in search of a safe and welcoming place for their son, Michael, who had just been diagnosed with cancer.

Meet the Schermerhorns

Wendy & Natalie

When Wendy first came to the Y for child care, she was looking for a very specific kind of care for her two-year-old granddaughter, Natalie. Natalie had special needs.

Meet Wendy & Natalie

The Peacocks

While Donovan lives with developmental disabilities that can limit his options for out-of-school activities, he’s been able to grow and thrive with the Y through swimming & summer camp.

Meet the Peacocks


Doris has been a loyal member for quite some time, dating back to 1979 when she first joined the local YMCA in Honesdale, PA.  She may be 90 years old, but she "feels about 35" because of the Y.

Meet Doris

The Johnsons

Just over four years ago, a young mother who found herself suddenly single, left behind with an empty bank account, a chronic heart condition, and three children.

Meet the Johnsons