YMCA support groups offer hope and provides a place for genuine relationships. Our groups, workshops, and seminars are based on research and Christian principles. People of diverse faiths or no faith are welcome and assured spiritual safety. Find help in navigating some of the most challenging and joyful aspects of life.
Life University classes might be right for you if:
- There’s an area of your life that you wish you could change.
- You’re struggling with a relationship.
- You’re having a hard time finding meaning in your life.
- You’re in a challenging situation.
- Your life isn’t where you want it to be
If you struggle to break old habits, feel stuck in a cycle of behavior or are contemplating change, the Making Change Stick Workshop is a great place to begin.
This hour and a half workshop helps you learn the research-based process of holistic change and gives you direction on where and how to start. Leave with the tools you need to make the change you’ve always wanted.
No cost to YMCA members or community members
Monday, January 14, 10:30am-12pm
Thursday, January 31, 1:30-3pm
Monday, February 11, 3:30-5pm
Monday, February 25, 1-2:30pm
Thursday, March 14, 1:30-3pm
Monday, March 25, 3:30-5pm
If you often miss out on water-based activities because of fear, discomfort or avoidance, Floating Beyond Fear provides a safe and supporting environment to address your fear of water.
Floating Beyond Fear is a small group class led by facilitators who respect your process, personal story, and boundaries. It combines pool time with group discussions on how your body naturally interacts with water, tools for remaining calm, and floating skills. With the support and encouragement of those who understand your fear, you will work towards becoming confident around water.
This class in included with membership.
$60 Community Members
Class Information: Contact Hillary Kimsey for additional information regarding class offering.
Watch this video to find out more:
If you need an inspiring and practical vision for change and self-improvement in your life, Journey to Freedom may be your first step.
Journey to Freedom offers a safe environment to explore improving your life, restoring hope and rebuilding your circle of encouragement. Become more self-aware and prepare for positive change in a small group of six to ten people led by supportive facilitators.
$30 YMCA member
$45 Community member
Wednesdays, January 23-March 13, 10:30am-12pm
If you have experienced loss of any kind, whether of a person you loved or something else, such as a relationship, financial security, dream or expectation, Journey to a New Beginning after Loss offers a caring place to work through the grief of any major life change.
In a small group of six to ten people, Journey to a New Beginning after Loss will help you walk through the pain of loss and work through the stages of grief.
$30 YMCA Member
$45 Community Member
Mondays, January 21-March 11, 5:30-7pm
If you are stressed about money or need a new plan to budget or manage your finances, Financial Peace University provides you with the tools to handle your money.
In Financial Peace University, join others in the common struggle of learning to manage personal finances, getting control of spending, and setting financial goals. Trained facilitators provide a supportive environment, using materials created by Dave Ramsey.
50% discount for those who qualify for Financial Assistance
No classes currently available at the Morgan Y. Find other relational enrichment classes at other YMCA branches near you. (PDF class schedule)
Hillary Kimsey or 253-460-8845 for more information or to register.
Financial Peace University Helps the Howards Gain Control of Their Finances
On the surface it seemed like Jessica and Ngoma Howard were living the American dream. They were happily married, owned a house and cars, and had two children. In reality the Howard family was feeling the weight of debt from car payments, a mortgage, student loans, and credit cards.
Tired of feeling stressed and hopeless about making payments, Jessica and Ngoma decided to join Financial Peace University, and offering of Life University. Using acclaimed materials created by Dave Ramsey, participants of Financial Peace University learn how to manage personal finances through the support of trained facilitators in a supportive, resourceful setting.
In just three months Jessica and Ngoma paid off $12,000 of debt. They are selling their home and cars so they can buy more affordable options. “We are finally telling our money what to do instead of letting it run us,” said Jessica. “It feels good to gain control.”
For information or to register for any of the groups below visit the Welcome Center or contact Hillary Kimsey or 253-460-8845 .
Community members are welcome to participate in all Life University classes and are required to sign our guest waiver and present Photo ID upon entering our facilities. Additional fees may apply.