The Armed Services YMCA partners closely with our Military Leaders to provide programs and services at military installations that need it most. Many of the Armed Services YMCA Department of Defense (DoD) Affiliates are located at military hospitals and provide emergency and much needed childcare for military families dealing with medical issues. We also offer youth enrichment programs like computer learning centers and youth sports. Partnering directly with our military DoD affiliates is a cost-effective, impactful way to run programs. Less overhead means we can impact as many military families as possible and help make their lives easier.
“Two months ago my wife got underway on the cutter. Having three kids, 2 boys and a girl with no Mom around is no easy task. We do not speak Spanish so affordable recreational opportunities outside housing are just not there. There are lots of high end tourist places but they were not affordable for me and my family. My wife’s Officer in Charge told me to check out our local MWR Department to see if they could help. So I went to MWR and sure thing the opportunities that I was looking for were there. I learned about ASYMCA and the fact that they had been helping Coasties in Puerto Rico for over 10 years. KUDOS to MWR and ASYMCA for helping out a “single” Dad with three kids. All three want to do different things so now I have options I can afford. From our family– Thank you MWR and ASYMCA”
- Puerto Rico DoD Affiliate