The Community YMCA keeps our promise to serve the community by making our programs, services and facilities available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. The Y’s YCares Financial Assistance Program brings this commitment to life. Individual and corporate contributions, coupled with proceeds from the Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign, make financial assistance possible for people who need it most.
Because of YCares, a family in need gains peace of mind knowing that their child is safe under our care, teens interact with and receive support from caring mentors and individuals, and families receive needed social services. YCares subsidizes YMCA membership and program services on a needs-based sliding scale, based on family size and income. YCares is easy and confidential. Simply complete the application form below, and contact/visit the YMCA location that interests you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is YCares?
YCares is a financial assistance program that provides children and families with opportunities to participate in YMCA programs and services regardless of their ability to pay.
What Makes YCares Possible?
Through a variety of contributions and proceeds, including the Annual Campaign, Foundation and special events, financial assistance is available for children and families in need.
Who Can Participate?
YCares is available to anyone who meets the financial guidelines of the program and has the desire to participate in YMCA programs and services.
What is the Philosophy Behind YCares?
The Community YMCA’s leadership believes that its programs and services have a positive impact on participants and communities and they should be available to all.
Where Can I apply?
Complete and return the attached form to receive an application, visit or contact the participating Community YMCA location of interest to you.
After I apply, how long does it take to be approved?
Once the completed application is received, it takes approximately four weeks to review and process. If you are applying for a scholarship for a particular program, we recommend that you submit our completed application at least 30 days before the start of the program. Applications are reviewed in the order that they are recieved.
Where Can I inquire?
For further information or an application for YCares Financial Assistance, please inquire with a particular program area of The Community YMCA.