We provide hands-on, innovative, specialized programs and services to support military service members and their families with a particular focus on junior-enlisted men and women — the individuals on the front lines of defending our nation. Programs are offered at low cost and require no membership fees.
Our focus in on the resiliency of military families. The challenges they face as they provide for the safety and security of our nation is immense. We owe it to them to help. The programs, services, and events we provide are designed to help the family come together, stay together, and have the ability to adjust, bounce back, and thrive wherever the military sends them.
Armed Services YMCA offers accessible, quality and affordable programs to prepare children for future success.
In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA, the Department of Defense is proud to offer this program which provides gym memberships and respite child care services for qualified military members and families nationwide. Through this initiative, military members and families receive access to vital resources that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Learn more
Operation Ride Home provides financial assistance to currently serving junior enlisted military and their families to travel from their place of military service back home for the holidays. Learn more
Handmade quilts and pillows are provided at no cost to the children of deployed currently serving military service members to help children cope with emotional stress during a parent’s deployment. Learn more
Each November, the Armed Services YMCA celebrates Military Family Month to demonstrate the nation’s support and commitment to the families of military personnel. Military Family Month was established in 1996 by the Armed Services YMCA. Learn more