YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development


The La Porte County Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are a powerful association of men, woman and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of our community. 

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Our Y ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, our Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders. 

Our Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our community. Every day our impact is felt when a mentor inspires a child, when an individual makes a healthy choice and when the community comes together for the common good. 

Our Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Be a part of a cause committed to moving people and communities forward. 

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2015 Board of Directors

Valerie Martinsen - President
Susan Aaron - Vice President
Mike Riehle - Treasurer
Kelly Hague - Secretary

Mike Arnett
Jane Daley
Brian Dunham
Tom Fara
Nolah Nasser-Gertner
Kevin Higdon
Tim Larson
Nicholas Otis

Y Leadership

Cindy Berchem - CEO/Executive Director
Dana Gaul - Administrative Assistant/Program Coordinator
Caitlin Bladecki - Administrative Director
Elizabeth Sanchez - Marketing Director
Elizabeth Downs - Healthy Living Director
Vicki Bluhm - Healthy Living Coordinator
Ben Fout - Membership Engagement Director
Marla Brun - Membership Engagement Coordinator
Bobbi Petru - Michigan City Elston YMCA Branch Director
Pat Buell - Aquatics Coordinator
Jeff Duszynski - Aquatics Coordinator
Courtney Eickmann - Youth Development Director
Liliana Ake - Childcare and Learning Center Coordinator
Reece Arthur - Program Coordinator

La Porte Branch
901 Michigan Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622
Fax: (219)325-3600

       Michigan City Elston Branch
     1202 Spring St. Door K
     Michigan City, IN 46360
     Phone: (219)221-4055

     Long Beach Branch
     2501 Oriole Trail
     Long Beach, IN 46360
     Phone: (219) 879-1395
     Fax: (219)879-1358
      Childcare & Learning Center
     2510 Monroe Street
     La Porte , IN 46350
     Phone: (219) 326-764
     Fax: (219)324-7004
      Andrew Ave. Outdoor Center
        Education & Recreation Facility 
      1400 Andrew Avenue
      Phone: (219)325-9600 (Main)