ASYMCA of Hampton Roads Branch is unique in that we have three outreach centers, all of which are located on military bases. We also have a field site located in a multi-military housing development. Having these various locations makes it easier for us to bring our programs to all the branches of service; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine, Navy, and National Guard.
Operation Hero is a program provided to military school-age children. Operation Hero is designed to address challenges faced by many military children (feelings of isolation, feelings of self-doubt, frequent or long-term deployments by one or both parents and academic difficulties due to frequent moves). This program promotes social responsibility through team-building activities and targets children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. The dedicated facilitator takes the time to interact with the children on a one-on-one basis as well as in a group setting. This targeted method is believed to be the key to the program’s success.
Operation Kid Comfort is offered through branches around the country, but is not offered by Hampton Roads. This program provides children of deployed service members a quilt or pillow with pictures of the deployed service member and the family. This program is designed to comfort and help children during the deployment.
Your Donation Makes an Impact Since its beginning in 2011, The Jack Daniels and Armed Services YMCA Operation Ride Home Program has assisted 1,557 service members and their families, a total of 3,550 individuals, travel from their bases to homes across the country for the holidays.