YMCA Cobh came into existence in the early 1990’s in order to meet a number of needs identified by representatives from the local community.

For the past number of years Cobh YMCA has managed a local community drugs project which provides support to young people and their families who are experiencing issues with substance misuse. It also offers a family support programme, PAKT, which works with the whole family in providing a suite of activities and services. It also provides a pre-vocational training programme, STEP, which offers accredited training in a number of modules including digital media. Cobh YMCA also attempts to offer support to young people in relation to their information needs.

YMCA Cobh is managed by YMCA Ireland in partnership with a local advisory group.