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December 09, 2014

Safe Haven: Hugh's Y story

Hugh Pettiford came to the Downtown Y Men’s Residence 10 years ago out of desperation. “I was struggling,” he said. “I had lost my job and I was hopeless.” He had two young children, who had been abandoned by their mother. He knew he couldn’t care for them himself. He placed them with their grandmother and moved ...more

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June 13, 2012

Inspired to Give Back: the Taylor Family

For Chris and Jill Taylor and their two young daughters, the North Area Family YMCA has become home away from home. They come to the Y nearly every day of the week and had fun. Programs such as swim lessons, parent-child gym classes, pre-school, group fitness, basketball, and the Daddy-Daughter Dance make their ...more

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June 07, 2012

A Legacy of Giving: the Love family

For Frank Love, the Syracuse YMCA embodied the power of community, providing the support young men needed to thrive. For his granddaughter, Paula Mallory Engel, the YMCA of Greater Syracuse is a crucial community resource, providing shelter and services for our neediest neighbors while also helping families gr ...more

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