Healthy Family Home
At the Y, we understand that health begins at home and we support families in their efforts to build the five pillars that support a healthy family home: EAT HEALTHY, PLAY EVERY DAY, GET TOGETHER, GO OUTSIDE and SLEEP WELL.MEET HEALTHY FAMILIES
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC)
HKHC was launched at the Caldwell Outreach Center and utilizes research-based curricula that focus on physical exercise, community projects to promote health and wellness, daily food and exercise logs, and Body Mass Index(BMI) tracking. All youth who visit the Center participate in physical activities daily, and healthy snacks are given. The overall program includes:
- Daily ‘Homework Help’ and Bringing Up Grades (BUG) awards
- Volunteerism within the community, at the Caldwell Center, and during YMCA special events
- Tri-State Food Bank’s weekend backpack program
- Service-learning Projects
- Family Nights
- Annual Health Fair
- Financial education workshops
Pioneering Healthier Communities
Within the walls of the YMCA, families are strengthened. Energy is renewed. Friends are welcomed. But we don’t stop there. The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is deeply committed to serving all members of our community… whether they ever set foot in a YMCA or not.
Through innovative initiatives the YMCA’s Pioneering Healthier Communities team is working on a community food access study, healthy vending guidelines, and community awareness regarding access to healthy foods.
Our Pioneering Healthier Communities team is composed of representatives from: The Welborn Baptist Foundation move·ment, Deaconess Health System, St. Mary’s Foundation, WNIN Channel 9, Evansville Department of Parks and Recreation, Children’s Museum of Evansville, Evansville City Council, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville Courier & Press, YMCA of Southwestern Indiana.
Together, we can have a greater impact than we could on our own. Together, we can make Evansville a healthier place to live and grow.