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Ocean County YMCA 1088 W Whitty Road, Toms River, NJ 08755-3279
1088 W Whitty Road, Toms River, NJ 08755-3279 P: 732 341 9622 F: 732 341 1629

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The Y is a cause for strengthening community, working tirelessly to nurture the potential of kids, improve the nation’s health and well-being and give back and support our neighbors. When you advocate with the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change for your family, friends and community.

We are a powerful ally and advocate for Ocean County. Through advocacy at the local, state and federal levels, the Y is bringing families safe and affordable child care and afterschool options; making healthy choices available in communities to help prevent chronic disease; and ensuring that Y's have the ability to be a resource for healthy living, youth development and social responsibility in the communities they serve.

Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and EnVironmental changE (ACHIEVE)

At the Y, we work with community leaders to make the healthy choice the easy choice in all of the places where people live, work, learn and play. In 2011, the Ocean County YMCA was awarded an ACHIEVE grant to support our Y and health department in advancing community leadership efforts to prevent chronic diseases and related risk factors. ACHIEVE is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is a partnership among the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Society for Public Health Education and Y-USA. The ACHIEVE model capitalizes on the experience and expertise of national organizations in strengthening community leadership, building capacity, and activating change. Establishing partnerships with national organizations to implement policy, systems, and environmental changes is an efficient and effective mechanism for achieving chronic disease prevention and health promotion goals in communities.

Community Partners

The Ocean County YMCA partners with numerous organizations to develop and implement effective collaborative programs and community-based solutions. In fact, the nation’s YMCAs collectively represent the largest collaborative membership organization in the country.

Schools/Districts

  • Barnegat
  • Berkeley
  • Jackson
  • Lacey
  • Lakewood
  • Long Beach Island
  • Manchester
  • Monsignor Donovan
  • Southern Regional
  • Toms River

Adult Communities

  • Bey Lea Village
  • Brandywine at the Gables
  • Leisure Knoll

Organizations

  • American Red Cross
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Bancroft Neurohealth
  • Berkeley Township Recreation
  • Berkeley Township Search and Rescue
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County
  • Birdsall Services Group, Inc.
  • Brighter Day Self Help Center
  • Caring Family Community Service
  • Catholic Charities
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Children’s Home Society
  • Church of Grace & Peace
  • Community Compass
  • Community Services Inc. of Ocean County
  • Design 446
  • Div. of Youth and Family Services
  • Dottie’s House
  • Easter Seals
  • Fellowship Chapel
  • Fresh Start Program
  • Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
  • Kiwanis Clubs: Jackson, Toms River, Toms River Daybreak
  • Oceans Harbor House
  • Horizon Foundation of New Jersey
  • Investors Savings Bank Foundation
  • Island Heights Student Fund
  • jcpenney
  • Jersey Shore Boy Scout Council
  • Lakewood Adult Training Center
  • Lakewood BlueClaws
  • Lakewood Estonian Association
  • Leisure Park
  • Little Stars Daycare Program
  • Manchester Twp Police PBA 246
  • Manchester Fire Company
  • New Horizons in Autism
  • NJ Cares for Kids
  • NJ Dept. of Agriculture
  • NJ Dept. of Child Health Services
  • NJ Natural Gas
  • NJ State Alliance of YMCAs
  • NJ Wildfowl Carvers Association
  • Ocean Academy
  • OceanFirst Foundation
  • Ocean County College Foundation
  • Ocean County Crime Unit
  • Ocean County Dept. of Public Affairs and Tourism
  • Ocean County Health Department
  • Ocean County Historical Society
  • Ocean County Library
  • Ocean County Mental Health
  • Ocean County Office of Senior Services
  • Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Ocean Partnership for Children
  • R.A.I.S.E. Day program of Ocean County
  • Regional Day School – Jackson
  • Ridgeway Fire Company
  • Rotary Clubs : Brick, Brick Morning, Central Ocean, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Boro
  • Shore Summer Swim League
  • SilverSneakers
  • Special Olympics
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • Team Randy
  • Toms River Elks Lodge #1875
  • Toms River/Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
  • Toms River Preferred Behavioral
  • Toms River Seaport
  • Toms River Township Parks & Rec.
  • Toms River PBA
  • Toms River Twp. Community Development
  • Twenty One Plus
  • United Way of Ocean County
  • Urner Barry Printing & Mailing
  • USA Swimming
  • Whiting Volunteer Fire Company #1

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