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Hockomock Area YMCA

Brief Description of Your Organization's Activities:: 
The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable community service organization of men, women, and children of all ages, ethnic origins, religious affiliations, and socioeconomic levels united in a common effort to positively influence the quality of life of its members, families, and communities. At the Y, our cause is strengthening community and we are committed to being a significant community leader for individuals with disabilities and their families, opening doors of opportunity, and driving inclusion through social, recreational, educational and physical activities.
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Mission and Goals of Your Organization:: 
The mission of the Hockomock Area YMCA is to strengthen communities in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Hockomock Area YMCA created the Integration Initiative in 2004 responding to limited opportunities and increasing need for full social inclusion throughout its 15 town service area. The goal of the program is to provide fully inclusive recreational opportunities that improve social skills and self-esteem for children with disabilities, increase physical activity and independence, and enhance mutual respect among people of all abilities. YMCA programs teach values making them ideal places for individuals with disabilities to experience social inclusion and friendship.
Main Contact Person:: 
Karen Friedman
Contact Mailing Address:: 
Hockomock Area YMCA Invensys Foxboro Branch 67 Mechanic Street Foxboro, MA 02035
Contact Telephone: : 
508.772.1327
Contact Email:: 
karenf@hockymca.org
Organization Website Address:: 
www.hockymca.org
Workgroup Interest:: 
Inclusive Play
Brief Description of Your Interest in the Workgroup(s) Selected:: 
Each day, our YMCA engages families experiencing the ever-increasing need for inclusive recreational opportunities that improve social skills, self-esteem and increases physical activity and independence for children with disabilities. We are always looking for new ideas, strategies and policies to guide to further promote and develop programming that is inclusive and welcoming to all individuals.

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