Mission & Values

Mission & Values | The Gateway Family YMCA

At the Y, We're For All

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a powerful association of men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen community.

Become A Member

The Gateway Family YMCA, formerly the YMCA of Eastern Union County has been serving the communities in Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County since 1900. The Gateway Family YMCA serves Avenel, Carteret, Clark, Colonia, Elizabeth, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Port Reading, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Sewaren, Union, Vauxhall, Winfield Park, and Woodbridge in NJ, and operates the Dudley House Veterans Transitional Housing Program in Plainfield, NJ.

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. Anchored in more than 17 neighborhoods throughout Eastern Union and Middlesex Counties in New Jersey, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

The Gateway Family YMCA’s Core Values include: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsiblity

Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.

Financial Assistance

Membership For All. Financial assistance available for those in need. Download or request an application for assistance at any one of our three branches.

A Safe Environment

The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA will cancel membership, end program participation and remove visitation access. All individuals 18 and over must provide a government issued photo ID upon entry to any of our YMCA facilities, programs or services each visit.

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