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The ASYMCA stands ready to serve and strengthen our military family.
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The Unique Challenges of Military Life

Military life is unique, and for junior enlisted service member and their families, it can also be challenging. The recent health pandemic and economic hardships exacerbate the struggles young military families already face.
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Frequent Moves

6-9

Number of times Military children will be transferred by the 12th grade.
 
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Isolation

43%

Of military families feel isolated from their comunities.
 
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Unemployment

24%

Military spouses experience unemployment, 6x the rate of their civilian counterparts.
 
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Food Insecurity

40%

Of military children are on free or reduced-price lunch programs.
 
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Separation

39%

Of military families experience long-term duty-related separation.
 
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Limited Childcare

7 in 10

Military parents struggle to find affordable and accessible childcare.
 

During These Difficult Times

Military families feel the impact and face the struggles of an unemployed military spouse and food insecurity.

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A strong military depends on strong military families.

The Armed Services YMCA provides free or low-cost programs and services for military children, spouses, and the family unit. This is how we strengthen our military families.

Our Annual Mission Impact

25K MILITARY FAMILY MEMBERS
1.3M SERVICES PROVIDED
112K VOLUNTEER HOURS
11K MILITARY YOUTH EDUCATED
15K MILITARY CHILDREN IN CHILD CARE

Since March 2020, Our COVID-19 Mission Impact

500% Increase in Emergency Relief Services
250K Pounds of Food for 9,000 Families
34K Services & Counting
2.5K Youth Attending Virtual Programs
2.2K Essential Workers' Children in Child Care

Our Values

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Military children are the heart of our organization, because they are the ones who often sacrifice the most. We are honored to provide programs that educate, engage and entertain toddlers through 8th graders.

Youth development programs include:

  • After-School Programs
  • Character Development
  • Summer Camps
  • Outdoor Retreats
  • And more!

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FOR HEALTHY LIVING

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Physical and mental health are critical for military families, which is why we offer a variety of programs for the whole self and the whole family.

Health and wellness services include:

  • Military Spouses Support Groups
  • Operation Kid Comfort Quilts
  • Free/Low-Cost Fitness Memberships
  • Wounded Warrior Support
  • And more!

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FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Mission readiness is as much of a mindset as it is a tactical operation. It’s critical that service members know the home front is safe and sound when they deployed for duty.

Social Responsibility initiatives include:

  • Emergency Food Relief
  • Holiday Homecomings
  • Base Relocation Assistance
  • Travel Assistance
  • And more!

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