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 childcare 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.
In 2016 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards the Ocean County YMCA a 4-year $200,000 grant for the Toms River Family Health and Support Coalition. The YMCA and the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation serve as Co-Directors of the coalition. With a mission to mobilize a network that engages every resident with knowledge of and access to health resources.