Welcome to the Homewood-Brushton YMCA.
At this Y, and at every other branch in the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Association, you’ll find neighbors and friends making healthier lives for themselves, for each other, and for the Pittsburgh region.
The Homewood-Brushton YMCA Community Outreach center is the hub of support in the Homewood area of Pittsburgh. From Hope For All providing support including food security and tax preparation to our Employment Center helping to get you set up for success and back in the workforce, to youth enrichment with our Lighthouse Project and Y Creator space to connect students to computer programming and the arts to expand their horizons, the Homewood-Brushton YMCA is here for the community.
It's a new day at the Y.
Together we’re making a better us. And we’re happy to count you among us.
AUDIO ARTS & VISUAL CLUBS
The Audio Arts & Visual Arts Clubs meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the school year. These clubs serve as creative havens where teens can learn, collaborate, and hone their artistic talents. Club participants learn how to use industry-standard equipment and software and work together to create music, videos, and artwork to present and perform around their community.
Y CREATOR SPACE
The Y Creator Space is a free STEAM-based Maker program serving Pittsburgh-area youth after school, in school, and during the summer. Here young minds ages 9 to 12 develop grit, innovate, collaborate, and problem-solve with projects involving 3D printing, robotics, graphic design, circuitry, engineering, and more.
LIGHTHOUSE RECORDING STUDIO
The Lighthouse Recording Studio is a community-based recording facility providing a professional, comfortable and creative environment for people of all ages to create, rehearse and record musical projects. The studio provides year-round free programming and instruction to high school teens after school and is available for fee-based recording and rehearsal sessions during weekdays and Saturdays.
Y Achievers is a signature YMCA of the USA program designed to help teens of color set and pursue educational and career goals, resulting in graduation and acceptance into institutions of higher learning, skilled trades, and other careers. At the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Y ACHIEVERS expands on this goal by providing mentorship, community connections, and workshop activities designed to give 7th - 10th grade youth the tools they need to succeed in high school and beyond.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
YMCA Before & After School Enrichment Programs provide a nurturing environment where school-age children can create, challenge themselves and expand their horizons.
YGUIDES AND PRINCESSES
Y Guides and Y Princesses help fathers & sons, and fathers & daughters spend quality time together and build positive lifelong relationships with each other.
SUMMER DAY CAMP
Offered through our branches, YMCA Summer Day Camps offer acres of fun for day campers, campers with special interests and campers with special needs.
Hope For All
Hope For All
- Access to Federal and Public Benefits: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Health Insurance Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) PA Rent Rebate + Additional benefits.
- Direct and Referral Services: Food pantries Healthcare enrollment Housing Dollar Energy Fund Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form preparation + Additional services.
- Free Income Tax Preparation and Filing: Available for eligible tax payers Service provided by IRS certified volunteers Available at the YMCA through the United Way
- Access to YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Programming: Membership through Y For All Child Care and Before and After School Enrichment Programs Summer Day Camp Health and wellness programs Chronic disease prevention
For more information, contact Jose Diaz, Director, Hope For All & Y Achievers, 412 436 0524
MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL - FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Everyone is welcome at the Y. We provide membership and program services to everyone desiring to participate regardless of race, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or income. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh provides financial assistance for children, teens, adults and families who cannot afford the full cost of a Y membership.
We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income, which requires supporting documentation to verify. Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance for membership is reviewed every year.
If you need financial assistance, please bring proof of income to your local branch.
At the Y, we're dedicated to strengthening our community by giving back and supporting our neighbors. Togetherhood® is an opportunity for volunteers to serve the community together by selecting, planning and leading meaningful community service projects.
VIEW ALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Whether you want to help people improve their overall health, support children and youth as they grow into adults, create a welcoming environment, or simply make a difference in someone’s life, the Y has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to match your passion, skills and schedule. Whether you are a coach or counselor, a painter or a planter, a board member or a meal maker, the Y community needs you. Apply for a volunteer opportunity today.
Together We Can Make a Difference
We want to celebrate the impact your commitment has made through the Homewood-Brushton Y: As a community that has been affected disproportionality harder than others the community can trust they will have a safe place to for their children to experience a bit of normalcy through our summer camp programs, no matter the financial hardships they face due to the pandemic.