YMCA | DoD Military Outreach Initiative

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We understand that military families are under enormous strain. The Y proudly offers memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel to provide extra support during a time when loved ones are away from home. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.

Deployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel to give them extra support during this difficult period. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.

We are proud to announce that the Department of Defense has extended this successful program till March 2015.

 Do you know that over 1,481 YMCAs participate in the YMCA Department of Defense Initiative Program?

The Armed Services YMCA makes military life easier, and has partnered with YMCA’s nationwide along with the Department of Defense to offer youth development, healthy living and social responsibility to military families. Over 100,000 military children have been impacted by this opportunity since 2008.

 

Eligibility Information:

1. Families of Deployed National Guard and Reserve

2. Active Duty Assigned to Independent Duty Locations

3. Relocated Spouses of Deployed Active Duty Personnel

4. Community -Based Wounded Transition Units

5.  Respite Childcare

 

 

Forms:

YMCA DoD Military Outreach Program with the Armed Services YMCA Program Form

Independent Duty Form – IDP Form

 

FAQ:

General Eligibility Information

Private Fitness Start Instructions

Renewal (and addition to IDP) Instructions

How to fill out the IDP form (for private fitness)

Travel Log (for YMCA)

 

Submission Requirements

Please note, due to the popularity of this program, please allow up to 30 days for the Armed Services YMCA Program Coordinators to respond to your request. We are currently averaging more than 1,000 new applications monthly! Please double check to make sure your form is filled out completely and includes a signature. Incomplete forms cannot be accepted. Thank you!
If you have not received confirmation of your request within 30 days, please contact:

Laura Kurth at DoDymca@asymca.org for free military YMCA Membership Requests or Ashby Collins at Dodpf@asymca.org for reduced Military private fitness requests.

Be Involved with the ASYMCA

The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.

Click the links to learn more about how you can be involved:


Donate
Volunteer
Participate