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The Y is a charity, dedicated to youth development, healthy living, social responsibility eliminating racism, and empowering women. With programs from A to Z— such as athletics to advocacy, group fitness to disease prevention, youth sports to domestic violence assistance and volunteerism—we don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen communities.

Every gift matters. Everyone has a role to play. Together, we can achieve so much more.


Domestic Violence | GIVE NOW

Each year, over 161 women and their children flea from domestic violence, human sex trafficking, and sexual assault and seek safe shelter at the Dubuque Y’s Crisis Services Shelter. While in our care, they receive a safe place to live, healthy food to eat, and 1:1 assistance creating a plan that will help them move forward. Our shelter directly partners with other area nonprofits and also refers the women to these other resources depending on their needs. Last year alone, over 4,370 nights of safety were provided to residents of the greater Dubuque community.

Child Care | GIVE NOW

Young minds form quickly and many studies have shown the critical impact of quality care for children from birth to 4 years of age. The Dubuque Y provides the highest quality care to over 230 children between our childcare facilities. Our goal is never to turn away care to a family due to financial need. By supporting our childcare program you are not only ensuring that young children are getting the formative care critical to their development, but also ensuring they receive healthy snacks and are able to enjoy learning experiences outside of the walls they regularly learn in.

Summer Camp – Camperships | GIVE NOW

Learning is not confined to a classroom, the world, and the outdoors pose so many opportunities for children to grow and develop. Union Park Day Camp brings together children of many ages and allows them to break outside their norm, try new things, meet new friends, and discover new things each and every day while enjoying the outdoors. From ziplining to nature crafts, crate climbing to group games, horseback riding, and more, there is never a dull moment. By donating to our campership fund, you help ensure that children who may not otherwise get this life-changing experience, get to join us for a week at Union Park Day Camp.