Homewood-Brushton is a non-profit organization that develops strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded on June 6, 1844 in London, England, by George Williams. Young men who came to London for work were often living in squalid and unsafe conditions and the YMCA was dedicated to replacing life on the streets with prayer and bible study. The YMCA idea, which began among evangelicals, was unusual because it crossed the rigid lines that separated all the different churches and social classes in England in those days. This openness was a trait that would lead eventually to including in YMCAs all men, women and children, regardless of race, religion or nationality.
Starting in 1916, the Homewood-Brushton YMCA was holding meetings at a community Church at the corner of Bennett Street and Homewood Avenue.
The house at 7140 Bennett Street was purchased in 1941 to be used as the permanent site of the Homewood-Brushton YMCA. Two editions have expanded the YMCA's facility and have provided a gymnasium with locker room space as well as an area for the youth club.
The facility today now houses meeting rooms, gymnasium with locker room space, health center steam and sauna, exercise and weightlifting rooms, universal gym, and nursery day-care.
Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Parking is available in the lot on Kelly Street behind the YMCA.