Welcoming Week is here at Greater Somerset County YMCA – Greater Somerset County YMCA

Welcoming Week is here at Greater Somerset County YMCA

Together, we can make sure everyone feels like they belong

Celebrated each year in September, Welcoming Week is a nationwide, non-partisan celebration that elevates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. It’s an intentional moment for neighbors — both immigrants and U.S.-born residents — to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community.


We’ve all experienced moments where we felt like we didn’t belong. Together, we can change that. “Belonging Begins with Us”, the theme for 2023 Welcoming Week, aligns with the national Belonging Begins With Us campaign, which is supported by a broad coalition of public and private partners working to help create a more welcoming nation where everyone can feel like they belong. We believe that communities are stronger and more cohesive when everyone has an opportunity to contribute and neighbors from all backgrounds work together on a shared vision for the future.


Greater Somerset County YMCA is proud to celebrate Welcoming Week at all of our branches! We are thrilled to open our doors to the community for various special activities as well as a chance to connect with neighbors in a nurturing environment that focuses on strengthening the community by connecting all to their purpose, potential, and each other. We welcome all, regardless of financial or physical circumstance and we strive every day to promote understanding, tolerance, and compassion within our community.

Welcoming Week Events:

Children’s Artwork Exhibit

Discover a world of youthful creativity at our Children’s Artwork Exhibit, where local schools team up with Greater Somerset County YMCA Branches. Enjoy the colorful and imaginative artworks of kids that decorate our spaces, bringing joy to our community. Join us to celebrate these young artists and their talents, uniting families and friends in artistic appreciation.

When: Week of September 8th!

Mental Health Mobile Outreach Van Visiting Somerset Hills and Hillsborough YMCA

The Department of Human Services will be visiting Somerset Hills and Hillsborough YMCA in their Mental Health Mobile Outreach Van. This mobile resource brings counseling services, information, and information about mental well-being, promoting positive conversations and destigmatizing mental health concerns. Its presence underscores the Y’s commitment to holistic health, fostering a stronger and more resilient community.


Somerset Hills YMCA – September 18th from 4 – 6 pm.

Hillsborough YMCA – September 20th from 4 – 6 pm.

Voter Registration

Join us at the Somerset Hills, Somerville, and Hillsborough YMCA locations for a dynamic voter registration event! Exercise your civic duty by registering to vote and ensuring your voice is heard in the upcoming elections. Engage in informative discussions, connect with fellow community members, and empower yourself to make a difference.


Somerset Hills YMCA –

  • Monday 9/18   4 PM to 7 PM
  • Tuesday, 9/19  4 PM to 7 PM

  • Saturday, 9/23  9 AM to 12 PM

Somerville YMCA –

  • Tuesday, 9/19  4 PM to 7 PM

  • Friday,  9/22  4 PM to 7 PM

  • Saturday 9/23 9 AM to 12 PM

Hillsborough YMCA –

  • Monday, 9/18  4 PM to 7 PM

  • Friday, 9/22  4 PM to 7 PM

  • Saturday, 9/23  9 AM to 12 PM

Also Happening: 

Private Swimming Lessons for Muslim females in collaboration with ICNA Relief, and a FREE WEEK MEMBERSHIP for Newcomers!