Mentally Healthy, One Stride at a Time

5K and Family Fun Run to Benefit Madison Area YMCA’s Programs that Heal the Whole Person: Emotionally, Mentally and Physically

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Thank you to all of our runners, sponsors and volunteers! What a great race for a great cause!

The Madison Area YMCA's The Mind Matters 5K is an influential fundraising event for the Madison Area YMCA’s Annual Fund. The Annual Fund enables hundreds of children and families to participate in Y membership, innovative programming, wellness initiatives and services including child care, early childhood education and summer camps at the Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center and the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA.

Email Jennifer Casanova or call 973-822-9622 x2281.


Community Mental Health Initiative (CMHI)

As mental health is rapidly becoming a leading issue across the nation, the YMCA has taken steps to establish the Community Mental Health Initiative to raise awareness and lower the stigmas associated with mental illness. CMHI also focuses on reducing barriers to mental health care by providing community members with knowledge and skills to increase help-offering behaviors.

Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA
Project Community Pride is a youth counseling program that has joined the Y as one of its  community-based programs, is an important extension of youth development services for children, teens and their families throughout the Madison Area YMCA’s service area. The program was made possible through the collaboration of community leaders and the municipalities and school districts of the Chathams, Florham Park and Madison.

Paths to Wellness
The Madison Area YMCA offers enriching community wellness and health enhancing programs including LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a cancer survivors’ program; The Diabetes Prevention Program; One Step, a multiple sclerosis program; Delay the DiseaseTM, a Parkinson’s disease wellness program; and Enhance®Fitness, an arthritis wellness program. The Y also has a range of youth sports, youth leadership programs, enrichment classes and adult fitness classes.