2022 Rate Increase

With the recent increase in the cost of utilities and maintenance and raising our staff’s wages, the YMCA Board of Directors has approved a modest membership fee increase at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph & Niles-Buchanan YMCAs to ensure our ability to continue to operate at the standard of excellence you have come to enjoy and expect. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have to Member Service.

Emails and letters were sent to all members detailing these changes 60 days prior to the change. To view the letters, please follow the links below:


2020 Partnership with City of South Bend Venues Parks and Arts

We are excited to share that we are entering into a partnership with City of South Bend Venues Parks & Arts (VPA) to provide Y members with access to O’Brien Fitness Center. This O’Brien/YMCA Partnership will allow you full use of O’Brien Fitness Center located at 321 East Water Street, South Bend, IN 46614, beginning on Monday, July 6, 2020.

In addition to a newly upgraded fitness center with 14 Paramount strength training stations, 34 Precor cardio machines, and a full line of free weights. O’Brien/YMCA Partnership members will have access to complimentary Childwatch, unlimited group fitness classes, exclusive Les Mills fitness programs, reciprocity at most YMCAs nationwide, and discounts at VPA programs and amenities including golf, basketball leagues, camps, and more.

The O’Brien/YMCA Partnership will continue the mission of both the YMCA and Venues Parks & Arts by providing the community with an inclusive and welcoming environment that encourages wellness through learning, movement, healthy lifestyle, connection, and serving communities. The new partnership is designed to be financially sustainable while remaining accessible to all members of our community through scholarship opportunities for memberships and programs. In line with the Y’s current financial assistance program, no child or family will be denied access to programs due to inability to pay.  

The O’Brien Fitness Center is currently undergoing renovations to expand the fitness and programming space throughout the building as well as upgrade several amenities, including locker rooms and restrooms. The building will remain fully operational while renovations take place.