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FACILITY GUIDELINES

The YMCA of Greater Erie will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. 

Updated August 3, 2020

We’re here to help you focus on what matters most: your health, your family and friends, and your community. Your Y experience may look a bit different at first; in the coming weeks, we’ll be slowly reopening portions of your Y when restrictions are lifted. You may find that you have to vary your routine – a hybrid of at-home, outdoor and at-the-Y activities while we adjust to a new Y environment.  If Y fees are an obstacle to your continued Y participation, please let us know. Now more than ever, Y donors stand beside you to help.

Visit our Reopening Guide to help you plan your visit.

 

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Financial Assistance

We provide financial assistance in order to ensure that everyone, regardless of income, has access to the Y.

Financial Assistance

Am I Eligible?

Eligibility is based upon many factors that consider household size, income, household expenses and personal circumstances. All applications are confidential.

How to Apply

  1. Download a confidential scholarship application.
  2. You’ll need your most recent year’s Federal Income Tax (1040 first two pages), (4) recent pay stubs, proof of child support and/or social security benefits (if applicable), food stamp or cash assistance determination letter (if applicable) and a written paragraph explaining your personal circumstances.
  3. Return your completed application and required documentation to your local Y. A membership services coordinator will be in touch within 48 hours to discuss your application.

YMCAs are vital charitable organizations that want all people to feel welcome regardless of their personal circumstances. Perhaps its job loss, an extended illness, divorce- or any number of unforeseen situations – that cause an individual or a family to re-evaluate their involvement at the Y. It’s in these most stressful times that the Y can be most helpful in filling the gaps until they are back on their feet.

The Y provides financial assistance for Y membership and program fees to ensure that all people have equal access to Y programs and services regardless of ability to pay.

We are able to provide this financial assistance through the generous donations of our members and friends of the Y through our annual campaign.  If fees prove to be an obstacle to your Y participation, please inquire at your local Y branch.