Advance the Mission

Help Us Build a Stronger Community
Strong communities are only possible when we work together and make smart investments in our children, our health and our neighbors. With your support, this exciting partnership between Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH) and the YMCA will usher in a new era of civic pride as we create a facility designed to inspire a culture of health for all of the people and communities we serve.

With this new facility, we have the opportunity to improve these percentages and influence health behaviors, physical environment and socioeconomic factors for the better.

We Need Your Help
The response to the first phase of our philanthropy drive has been tremendous. There is a sense of urgency, and people recognize that the time to transform the health of our community is now. 

With generous donations from The Woods Foundation, Lincoln College and others, we are set to enter the Community Challenge Phase of our fundraising drive for this important new project. Will you come alongside our initial donors and make a gift to support and maintain this exciting new facility and health programming for our community? The Woods Foundation has agreed to match dollar for dollar every donation up to one million dollars.  

The new YMCA on the campus of ALMH will reach more people, empower more youth, strengthen more families and enrich lives for our seniors, for generations to come. With your financial support and positive engagement, we can continue our efforts to transform the health of the people and communities we serve.

Join us as we inspire a culture of health for all in our community.


The new YMCA on the campus of ALMH will allow us to expand our health programming and strengthen our ability to serve the community. With your support, we will be able to:

  • Inspire healthier lifestyles at an early age through introducing physical activities like gym games and swim activities.
  • Provide patients in therapy with access to new facilities designed for them to take ownership of their own health.
  • Strengthen families by offering a wide array of programming. Families can learn and play together.
  • Expand opportunities for low-income youth and families to participate in healthy activities.
  • Offer new health education opportunities including evidence-based prevention programs.
  • Positively influence children through a new activity-based after-school program.
  • Provide Tot Drop services to eliminate barriers for adults to exercise.

New Opportunities and Programs

  • Gymnasium
  • Cardiovascular Equipment
  • Youth Fitness
  • Water Exercise
  • Senior Citizen Social Activities
  • Health Education
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Open/Lap Swimming
  • Lifeguarding/Water Safety Instruction
  • Group Exercise Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Personal Fitness
  • Child Care Center and Tot Drop

New Child Care Center

With so many demands on today’s families and increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. The YMCA will offer a fully licensed and accredited Child Care Center that will be safe, affordable and provides early childhood education for up to 80 children, age birth – five-years-old.

The YMCA Child Care Center will be designed to provide a solid foundation for each child as they begin their educational journey and will feature warmth, personal respect, positive support and responsiveness. Programming focuses holistically on nurturing child development and will provide a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Separate from the Child Care Center is a Tot Drop area, which will provide short-term care and health programming for children while their parents work out, take classes or attend support groups.

New Pool

The new state-of-the-art swimming pool will feature eight lanes with a diving well. Lincoln Community High School and Lincoln College have partnered with ALMH on the pool, and it is expected to bring in exciting new community opportunities. Additional programming will include swimming lessons, lifeguard training, regular lap-swim hours, water aerobics, water-based rehabilitation opportunities and swimming competitions on the high school and college level.