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


Who We Are

At the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, we recognize the challenges of military life, especially in an area with the largest concentration of military in the nation. That’s why we’re devoted to nurturing the well-being of the Hampton Roads military community and all five branches of service. 


We are based in Virginia Beach and have satellite services at Sewells Point Elementary School in Norfolk, Lincoln Military Housing Norfolk Crossing Community Center, Norfolk and Lincoln Military Housing Naval Air Station Oceana Community Center in Virginia Beach. We exist to support and strengthen local military families by providing an environment where the service members can focus on their mission while their family is armed with vital resources on the home-front. 


Bridging the gap as a compliment to DOD programs, our services focus on child development initiatives, family support systems, providing a hand during challenges, and honoring the impact of service in Hampton Roads. We have the backs of our military families with the support of our community.



Programs & Services

We offer a robust set of programs and services specifically designed for strengthening local military families.

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Meet The Staff

Each staff member must meet strict Armed Services YMCA qualifications, which meet and often exceed licensing standards.


Join Our Team

To inquire about employment or volunteer opportunities, email us at

Joel Vargas


RADM Kevin Slates
Vice Chair

USN (Ret) 

Dave Duffié


Oceaneering, Inc. 

John Pawlin

SERCO, Inc. 

Laura Baxter

Executive Director 

ASYMCA Hampton Roads

Daniel T. Doyle

Chair of Board of Governance

Omni Financial of Virginia

Robert Oldani

Chair of Financial Development 

Navy Warfare Development Command 

Don Brown


Tommy Drew

S.L. Nusbaum Realty

Brooke Scarbrough

Lincoln Military Housing

Amy Springirth

Robert Half, Inc. 

Lisa Thompson

Delphinus Engineering