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South Shore YMCA

Germantown

Germantown

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About

Located in the heart of one of Quincy's largest public housing developments, The Germantown Neighborhood Center is a dynamic safe haven that provides life changing education and support to society's most vulnerable members.  Generous contributions and support from local businesses, organizations and people like you bring the light of hope to people who need it most.  Our neighbors develop an inner springboard of self-confidence to succeed - and give back.

History and Mission

From our beginnings in a classroom in the Snug Harbor School, we've been providing critical support services, programs and workshops to local youth and families since 1982.  We moved into our current home in the former St. Boniface Church in 2007. With support and guidance from the SSYMCA, we identify and develop strategies to address community needs.

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 Empowering children to reach their full potential is at the forefront of our efforts through engaging after school and vacation day camp programming.  Our Family Lifelong Learning Center has HISET (formerly GED) instruction, adult literacy, cooking and other wellness classes.  Our Women's Programs confront the challenges of family communication and domestic violence.  Our Food Pantry, Meagan's Place, takes a multi-faceted approach to combatting local hunger and poor nutrition.  Healthier families mean a healthier community.

How You Can Help

  • By making monetary donations to support programming
  • By volunteering to teach, assist in our Food Pantry or help with Holiday programs
  • By donating food or supermarket gift cards to our Food Pantry, Meagan's Place
  • Become a mentor

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