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.
Children come to the Armed Services Y every day to learn, grow, and thrive. Our programs are designed to help children grow socially through building relationships with others and giving them an opportunity to have fun and be a kid! We offer Before and After School care, and care during school closures.
Operation Hero is a program provided to military school-age children. Operation Hero is designed to address challenges faced by many military children. This program promotes social responsibility through team-building activities and targets children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
Parents are the first teacher in their child’s life – children see, hear and emulate everything of their parent’s actions and responses. Frequent moves and deployments are one of the most impacting stressors of military families. The ASYMCA HR provides the setting to make new friendships, build community, handle conflicts, develop children’s cognitive and social skills and encourage an overall healthier and resilient life. Parents and children connect to a support network of other moms and dads experiencing the same military life challenges, establishing a strong foundation for successful community integration.
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.
Camps are a childhood tradition at the Y.
From after-school care to summer camp for military kids and Hampton Roads families, your school-age child will learn problem-solving skills with a variety of structured and unstructured, free-choice learning activities.
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.