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South Bend-Mishawaka YMCA branch closing

The YMCA of Greater Michiana is closing the South Bend-Mishawaka YMCA branch permanently on May 26.

“As we navigate the COVID-19 health crisis, we must reimagine how to best serve the greater Michiana community,” said Mark Weber, CEO of the YMCA of Greater Michiana. “This means our YMCA has made the very difficult decision to permanently close this branch.”

Even though the branch is closing, it will continue working with local businesses and organizations to provide programming such as youth development and community wellness.

“After extensive research and evaluation, we determined this physical location was not financially sustainable moving forward,” said Weber. “However, our work in the South Bend community is not done. We’re working on a business plan that will bring us wherever we are needed in the future.”

All South Bend-Mishawaka YMCA memberships will remain active through August 2020 at no charge. During this time, members may use YMCA facilities including the Niles-Buchanan and Benton Harbor-St. Joseph branches upon their reopening.

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