East Side / Mt. Hope YMCA


We're here to help you focus on what matters most: your health, your family and friends, and your community. Taking care of our health is more important now than ever before. At the Y, we're here to help you stay active and healthy and improve your well-being in spirit, mind, and body. The Y offers programming and activities for the whole family, as well as physical and virtual spaces to connect with old friends and meet new ones. Schedule your workout today.

Virtual Classes

We’re bringing the Y community together like never before. Whether you’re taking a class in our gym or from your living room – you can now workout anywhere, anytime with unlimited access to live classes or On Demand.

Rent Equipment

No equipment? No problem. Bring your favorite equipment from the Y into your home. Choose from a variety of exercise equipment like: barbells, hand weights, Silver Sneaker balls, chairs, steps, and more! Curbside pickup available.



Regular exercise has never been more important. Reconnect with the miracle cure by working out in the ways you love best. Choose from in-person or virtual classes.

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Mount Hope YMCA Child Care Center

421 Hope Street, Providence

The Mount Hope YMCA Child Care Center, a part of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, is dedicated to supporting strong, healthy families in our community. Our childcare program provides full-time learning and care for children age six weeks to pre-kindergarten. The Center is located across from the East Side YMCA on Hope Street.

The Child Care Center is Bright Stars accredited and maintains the highest standards of child safety, child development, and continuing staff development. We employ a nurse on site. All our lead teachers and teacher’s assistants are full time and hold an associate or bachelor’s degree, or are enrolled in an accredited program pursuing a college degree.

The Center is housed in a renovated former school and preserves the old charm and character of the lovely building with big rooms and high windows which provide a spacious, bright, learning environment for all children. If you are looking for either a childcare opportunity for your preschooler, infant and/or toddler, we encourage you to check out the Mount Hope YMCA Child Care Center.

The center is led by Samantha McCormack, Child Care Program Director. She has been in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to the center with expertise in DCYF licensing, Bright Stars, Environmental Rating Scales (ECCERS) and RIELDS.

For more information or a personal tour of the Center, contact Samantha McCormack, Program Director, at 401-521-7252. You can also submit the Child Care Interest Form and return it to the Center or email it to smccormack@gpymca.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

The YMCA of Greater Providence is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (Tax ID: 05-0258878). All cash or in-kind donations made to the YMCA of Greater Providence are tax deductible. Additionally, many companies and organizations have Matching Gift programs – the company will match the employee’s donation to the employee’s charity of choice.

Financial assistance is made available to those who cannot afford the services the Y provides. As a charitable organization, our mission is to ensure that Y services are available and accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Financial assistance is made possible through donations to our Y’s.

Click here to access the financial aid forms. All information is confidential.


Kids Care is temporarily paused.

Your first month’s membership dues will be pro-rated at the time that you join. Most members pay dues through a monthly bank draft/credit card that will be established at the time you join. You may also pay for your membership dues on a quarterly or annual basis.

Membership Type Ages Cost/Month (2021)
Under 30 0-30 $40
Individual 31-61
Senior 62+
Individual Plus Couple Ages 62+
Single Parent
+ 1 (up to age 26)
Couple Ages 62+
Single Parent
+ 1 (up to age 26)
Family 2+ Members living in
same household with
children up to age 26
and/or seniors 62+
2+ Members living in same household with children up to age 26 and/or seniors 62+ $89

*Senior Benefit (10% adjustment) for Seniors ($53.10) and Senior Couples ($71.10)

If you are interested in joining the Y, you need to create an online account. A Y membership allows full use of our facilities and all the added benefits of a membership.

  • A Program Participant is an individual who enrolls only in a specific program or programs and pays a non-member fee, with no further facility or membership privileges.
  • Full Service Member is an individual who pays a monthly fee for a specific membership type and has access to all seven full service branches. As a full service member you have access to:
  • Wellness/Fitness centers
  • Pools
  • Kids Care
  • Youth swim teams
  • Early registration for popular programs
  • Free group exercise including Les Mills ™ programming and yoga
  • Pilates
  • Indoor cycling classes
  • Free water exercise classes
  • Family programs
  • Members only special events

If you are signing up for a membership, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions, then click the “Join Now” button and fill out the application.

New members have 30 days from the date of membership to decide if the Y is the place for them. If you are not completely satisfied, you will receive a full refund. To do so, you must complete the appropriate form available at the Welcome Center. For additional refund policies, please contact your nearest branch.

Nationwide Member is temporarily paused.


Located in the heart of the East Side, the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA is widely known for a warm and inviting atmosphere and highly-popular Early Learning Center. Members also enjoy:

  • Cardio
  • Strength Circuit
  • Group Exercise Studios
  • Free Weights
  • Family Locker Rooms
  • Heated Indoor Pool
Address 438 Hope St, Providence, Rhode Island
Facility Hours
Monday-Friday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pool Hours
Monday-Friday: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Phone 401-521-0155
Fax 401-946-7589