Strengthening Our Military Family® | Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads

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Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads

The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads exists to support and strengthen local military families.  We offer an array of programs and services specifically designed for this purpose.  We serve young enlisted families-Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.  The challenges and experiences for these families are unique, the impact is real.

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OPERATION LITTLE LEARNERS

Frequent moves and deployments are one of the most impacting stressors of military families. Operation Little Learners offers a setting for children 18 months to 5 years old 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 work together and connect to a support network of other moms and dads experiencing the same military life challenges.

Operation Little Learners SUMMER SESSIONS are now open for registration at Lincoln Military Housing and ONLINE.

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OPERATION HERO

Operation Hero is a nine-week, no-cost, after school enrichment program designed specifically for military kids. This nine-week, no-cost, after school enrichment program is designed specifically for military kids. Using fun, engaging and interactive lessons and activities, Operation Hero focuses on different topics each week to promote understanding, resiliency and connection. Topics include: identity and self-esteem, respect, honesty, responsibility and more. 

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OPERATION SUMMER CAMP

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.

We offer camps in both the Spring and Summer, each offering a different theme to bring learning and excitement to your child's experience.

This year's Summer Camp theme is We've Got Talent!

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EMERGENCY CHILD CARE FOR ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL

In addition to the weekly Emergency Child Care we're providing for Essential Personnel, we are now offering Emergency Hourly Child Care as well. We know the challenge of balancing your kiddo's safety and your commitments. We understand the need for safe, reliable child care on a short-term basis, so you can best manage your essential commitments. We are here to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your children while you grocery shop, attend doctors appointments and complete all the other essential tasks that still require your attention.

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

The work we do is important in the best of times. In this time of uncertainty, it is even more critical to provide these services to military families. Junior enlisted families often rely on the free and no-cost services provided by the Armed Services YMCA. In the midst of this pandemic, we've committed to keeping our child care open to serve Essential Personnel; we've created online videos to ensure that young learners stay engaged at home; and we are currently developing our Operation Hero after-school enrichment program into an online module to continue to support military children with the daily emotional challenges that come with deployments and separations that are a routine part of military life. Will you make a contribution to ensure we can continue to serve our military family?

YES! I want to donate and make a difference today. 

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FAMILY READINESS GROUP SUPPORT

Family separation by frequent deployments bears a unique challenge to military spouses and children. The ASYMCA of HR facilitates Family Readiness Group (FRG) meetings that foster an environment of information sharing, family support, and opportunities for family members of deployed units to assist one another in overcoming domestic challenges associated with military deployments. 

Our conference room accommodates 30 people and includes a Smart TV, Computer, Microwave, Small Fridge and Coffee Machine.

Reservations: 757-363-1884 or hamptonroads@asymca.org

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OPERATION HOLIDAY JOY

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for families due to the additional financial stressors. According to Feeding America, 1 in 8 Americans struggles with hunger.The holidays can be a really stressful time of year. For junior enlisted families, the added stress of holiday expenses can really add up. We were able to provide over 1000 Thanksgiving meals to military families in 2019.

 

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2019.

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OPERATION RIDE HOME

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.

 

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2019.