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Helping You Navigate Military Life. That Is How We Strengthen Military Families.

The Armed Services YMCA provides innovative, interactive programs and services designed especially for junior-enlisted service members, their spouses and their children—all who sacrifice so much for us and our country.

Our core programmatic focus is on the resiliency of military families. Military life presents unique challenges for the family unit and each individual member. That’s why we provide experiences to help navigate military life amidst transfers, deployments, increased child care needs and financial burdens. Programs are offered at no or low cost and require no membership fees.

We work closely with the Department of Defense and installation commands to identify opportunities and augment service areas to help young military families come together, stay together and thrive together.

Children's Waiting Room

Children's Waiting Room is a child care program located inside military hospitals that allows parents to attend medical or mental health appointments without the stress of finding child care outside of the hospital. The program enables military families to make health and well-being a priority.

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Operation Camp

Operation Camp encourages healthy living and provides outdoor activities and social bonding opportunities for military children.
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Operation Kid Comfort

Volunteers create custom photo transfer quilts and pillows to help children cope with the separation of a parent's deployment.
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FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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Food Distribution & Emergency Relief

Food Distribution & Emergency Relief

Many of the 12 ASYMCA branches provide assistance with food items in times of emergencies, such as the pandemic, natural disasters or financial burdens. In addition, the branches at Fort Bragg and Fort Campbell operate food pantries to military families who are in need of food assistance.

 

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Neighborhood Exchanges

Neighborhood Exchanges

Neighborhood Exchanges meet the immediate food relief needs of military families while connecting them with local resources such as financial education, career opportunities and other services. The ASYMCA operates Neighborhood Exchanges at Fort Bragg and Fort Campbell and plans to expand the model nationwide.

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Operation Holiday Joy

Operation Holiday Joy

Operation Holiday Joy provides meals for junior enlisted service members and their families for and toys for military children during the holidays.

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NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS & SPONSORS

NATIONAL AWARENESS MONTHS & DAYS

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Month of the Military Child
Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child—a time to honor the sacrifices made by dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas—with a dedicated "PurpleUp! For Military Kids" day on April 15th.

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Military Appreciation Month
Military Appreciation Month

National Military Appreciation Month is celebrated every May and honors active and veteran service members, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom.

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Military Spouse Appreciation Day

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a presidentially approved holiday, celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day each May, to honor the contributions and sacrifices made by military spouses.

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Military Family Month
Military Family Month

Established in 1996 by the Armed Services YMCA and commemorated every November, the nation celebrates Military Family Month to demonstrate our support and commitment to the families of military personnel.

Angels of the Battlefield

Our annual awards program honors the heroes of our heroes—military medical personnel—and is the only event dedicated to recognizing our lifesavers. Five Angels, representing each of the five branches of the Armed Services, are awarded for their selfless courage and commitment to saving lives. This one-of-a-kind event culminates with the presentation of the Angel of Honor, the highest award presented to an individual or organization demonstrating distinguished and extraordinary advancement of the Armed Services YMCA mission.

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LOCAL PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Each of the 12 Armed Services YMCA branches, more than 200 program affiliates and 2 DoD affiliates nationwide are dedicated to the health and wellness of military families, youth development and social responsibility for the installations and communities they serve.

Here are examples of local programs and services:

Children’s Playgroups
After School Programs
Military Family Outreach
Thrift Stores
Family Bonding Events

Find your local branch to learn more about their offerings.