EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
We’re Always Here For Our Community!
As a nonprofit charitable organization deeply rooted in our mission, the Y is committed to ensuring access for ALL. We recognize the diverse needs of individuals and families, and that’s why we offer support through our Y Cares financial assistance. This program offers scholarships to local children, families, and individuals, making it possible for everyone to enjoy Y programs and services, including memberships, child care, camp, and a range of activities, regardless of their of ability to pay. In the past three years alone, the Y has proudly contributed over $2 million in financial assistance to more than 10,000 members of our local community. At the Y, everyone is welcome, and our ultimate aim is to embrace all, without turning anyone away due to financial constraints.
NOT SURE YOU CAN AFFORD MEMBERSHIP, PROGRAMS, CHILD CARE OR SUMMER CAMP ?
Each year, thanks to the generosity of our dedicated members, staff and friends, funds become available through the Y Cares Financial Assistance Program during our annual campaign. Assistance is tailored to your specific circumstances, considering factors such as income, family size, and other relevant details. Rest assured, all information shared is treated with the utmost confidentiality. To explore the possibilities, simply complete the Y Cares Application and bring it to the YMCA, along with proof of financial need as outlined in the application links below.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Y Cares is a confidential application process, reviewed by a Y Cares Coordinator. Financial assistance is awarded based on a sliding scale factoring household size and annual income. Y Cares membership is awarded in 6 month increments for membership and programs, and in 12 month increments for childcare and before/afterschool care. If your financial circumstances change during your membership period, please contact us so we can provide additional support. Please note that household size and annual income should include the entire household, not just the family members who are interested in membership.
1. Complete the Y Cares application on the next page.
2. Provide the supporting documents outlined on the application. We can make copies for you. We require information for the entire household, regardless of interest in membership or programs. If you have additional financial circumstances that should be considered, please attach to your application.
3. Get started! You will leave with a membership pass so you can get started at the Y today.
4. You’ll receive an award letter, outlining the financial assistance you have qualified for with instructions to activate your membership. To receive financial assistance for childcare, camp or programs you must maintain an active membership.