Emilson Y basketball courts and fitness floor reopen June 15


Proudly Serving the South Shore Community

Rooted in Christian tradition and values, the YMCA is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through programs that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We exist to strengthen community and help each of us become the better version of ourselves – spirit, mind and body.

Diversity & Inclusion at the South Shore YMCA

The South Shore YMCA is a membership organization open to all. Everyone is welcome regardless of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, economic level or disability. The South Shore Y strives to serve the entire community by providing “Membership for All” financial assistance for those who cannot afford the full cost of membership and programs. Y programs, services and facilities are designed to enhance the spiritual, mental, physical and social quality of life for all.

Our Core Values

We value caring, honest, respect, and responsibility, and everything we do stems from this.

The Y is a place where personal and cultural goals are being met every day. Meeting goals can be exhilarating and more importantly it builds confidence, character and additionally a sense of achievement and fulfillment to those participating. The results of which carry over into and radiate throughout the community. Herb Emilson


The South Shore YMCA proudly serves the communities of Braintree, Cohasset, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Holbrook, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth and beyond.

  • Our Emilson YMCA in Hanover and Hale Family YMCA (Quincy) branches are vibrant, state-of-the-art community centers that offer health & well-being programs for people of all ages, from infant to seniors.
  • Our Early Learning Centers in Hanover, Quincy and Norwell provide childcare and early education to give children and working parents a bright start.
  • Our traditional Y day camps and Burgess & Hayward overnight camps for boys and girls have been building confident young leaders for 90 years.
  • The YMCA South Shore Natural Science Center provides environmental education, camps, and year-round early learning and preschool programs to promote an appreciation of our natural world.


There’s so much to do and see as part of the South Shore YMCA family! Select a location and schedule a tour today.

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