Crossroads YMCA Receives Grant from ArcelorMittal in 2017

Crossroads-YMCA-Receives-Grant-from-ArcelorMittal-in-2017Crossroads YMCA was awarded a $21,250.000 grant from ArcelorMittal. The funds support programs for children which focus on physical fitness, health and nutrition and character development.

Crossroads YMCA consists of four branches: Southlake Family YMCA (Crown Point, IN), Griffith Family YMCA (Griffith, IN), Hammond Family YMCA (Hammond, IN), and Whiting Family YMCA (Whiting, IN).

“Crossroads YMCA is very happy to receive this grant from ArcelorMittal. The Y is a community based, charitable non-profit so this grant helps us continue to provide high-quality, and affordable before & after school childcare to children through our branches in Lake County. We look forward to an on-going relationship with ArcelorMittal to strengthen our local communities.” said Laurie A. Halaska, CEO of Crossroads YMCA.

Through partnerships like this Crossroads YMCA is able to provide before and after school programs for 600 youth. The areas of focus – physical fitness, health and nutrition and character development, were selected based on data about the state of children’s health in Lake County.

ArcelorMittal’s support of Crossroads YMCA underscores its commitment to be an active and welcomed member of the community, and to provide opportunities for children to thrive in a safe and healthy environment. “ArcelorMittal is dedicated to the communities where we operate,” said Kevin Vana, process manager, security & emergency services, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor. “We recognize our responsibility to provide safe havens for local children. The support to Crossroads YMCA marries our business strategy to provide safe, healthy, quality working lives for our employees with the needs of the local community.”

Crossroads YMCA is one of many nonprofits across Northwest Indiana to receive funding from ArcelorMittal to support healthy and safe communities. In 2016, ArcelorMittal USA invested nearly $1 million in nonprofit organizations and programs specific to health and safety.

For more information about Crossroads YMCA or our Griffith, Hammond, Southlake, or Whiting branches, visit or contact Laurie A. Halaska, CEO at 219 750 1082.