“The Keene Family YMCA serves men, women and children of all ages, races, incomes and religions throughout the Monadnock region with services and programs designed to increase health, teach life and leadership skills and promote family unity. We focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.”
The Keene Family YMCA joined the Healthy Monadnock Organizational Champions Program in 2012. They supports employee health and wellbeing in a variety of ways. Staff benefit from a campus-wide smoke-free policy that encompasses everywhere the YMCA has presence: on campus, at off-site camps, on field trips, and at other Y-sponsored events. The policy also includes supportive language to help employees who are current tobacco users feel comfortable seeking help to quit. The Keene Family YMCA supports families and a work-life balance by providing a discount for employees who enroll their children in the on-site daycare program. The Y is also committed to making the healthy choice the easy choice for employees by having on-site garden for employees to grow local produce in the summer. In addition, to further demonstrate their commitment to employee wellness, the Keene Family YMCA pledges to enhance their private breastfeeding and breastmilk expression area to include a comfortable chair, table, and wall hangings.