The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about being active and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives and the benefits are far greater than just physical health.




Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It's about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. At the Y, it's not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.




The generosity of others is at the heart of the Y's existence as a nonprofit. It is only because of the support of volunteers and donors that we are able to support and give back to our community.


Our Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Our Vision: To connect and engage people by enhancing lives and building community.

Our Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, & Responsibility



The generosity is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our volunteers and donors that we are able to give back to our community.



We are a powerful ally and advocate for our communities. Our experience and strong relationships in 10,000 neighborhoods mean that we are able to organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a range of social issues including child welfare, education and public health.



Cause-driven YMCAs are led by staff and volunteers who intentionally strive to promote an inclusive organizational culture that values diversity, strengthens inclusion, and builds global community in the U.S. and abroad. At the Winona Family YMCA, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of race, gender, income, faith, sexual orientation or cultural background, feels welcome and has an opportunity to participate.


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At the YMCA, we collaborate with other companies and organizations in order to leverage resources and provide the community with programs and services that connect and engage people to enhance lives and build community. Organizations form relationships with the Y at various levels from one-time events to more comprehensive relationships with shared goals and joint operations. 

Our partnerships help further the mission of the YMCA and align with one or more of our three focus areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Winona Family YMCA does not sell or provide member information to partners, nor do we grant access to partners to promote products or events to our membership database. 

The Winona Family YMCA is a charitable organization under code 501(c)(3), therefore we do not typically sponsor other organizations' initiatives or events. 


The Winona Family YMCA is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for all and we ask all persons to act maturely, behave responsibly and to respect the rights and dignity of others at all times when in our facility, on our property or participating in our programs. Our Code of Conduct below outlines prohibited actions. This list is not all-inclusive and the YMCA reserves the right to deny, suspend or revoke membership or access privileges to any person if, in the YMCA's sole discretion, the actions or inactions of a person are detrimental to the health, safety or enjoyment of its employees, volunteers, members or participants. 


  • Card sharing, presenting false identification, or intentional abuse or non-compliance of YMCA policies

  • Using or possessing alcohol or illegal drugs on YMCA property, in YMCA vehicles or facilities or at YMCA-sponsored programs is prohibited 

  • Carrying or concealing a weapon of any kind 

  • Harassment, verbal abuse or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of menacing behavior 

  • Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive or threatening way 

  • Inappropriate sexual conduct including explicit conversations or any sexual contact with another person 

  • Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property 

  • Loitering within facilities or on the grounds of a YMCA 

  • Use of cell phones in locker room or bathrooms 

  • Wearing inappropriate (i.e., containing profanity or illegal product marketing), immodest or revealing attire 

  • Use of social networking websites in a manner that is contrary to the YMCA's mission, is detrimental to the community, or is in violation of the law 

  • Any behavior or activity that is against the law 


Family Fun Center Rules: 

  • The Family Fun Center is for kids 10 and under.

  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (not a sibling under 18).

  • Destructive, aggressive, or inappropriate actions toward equipment or others is not allowed. 

  • Food or drinks are not allowed.

Violations of Winona Family YMCA Rules: 

  • 1st incident - verbal warning (call parents if for youth)

  • 2nd incident - One month facility ban (Parent signs letter of acknowledgment)

  • 3rd incident - Six month facility ban (Parent signs letter of acknowledgment)

  • 4th incident - 12 month facility ban (Parent signs letter of acknowledgment)

In addition, the YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who is a registered sex offender, has been arrested for or convicted of any crime involving weapons, violence, sexual abuse, or the sale, possession and/or transportation of illegal drugs. Please notify a YMCA staff person immediately if there is an accident, injury, unusual incident or you believe that this Code of Conduct is being violated. Suspension or termination of YMCA membership may result from a violation of this Code of Conduct. While an incident is being investigated, the membership of the person(s) accused of violating this Code of Conduct may be temporarily suspended pending a final decision.





Winona Family YMCA  |  207 Winona Street  |  Winona, MN  55987  | 507-454-1520


YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Everyone is welcome at the YMCA.