CHANGING LIVES FOR THE BETTER
Kingston had been struggling with behavior issues since he was 2 years old. He was diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorder at the age of 3. Now 6, he has come a very long way. The daycare he had been in since he was 3 years old has taken a turn for the worst, and was no longer a safe and calm environment. We needed a change, and we needed it fast. At the end of summer and with only days left before the start of the school year, I was frantically seeking a change for Kingston. His Behavior Specialist suggested the YMCA. I reached out to the coordinator, Kristen, desperately seeking a spot for him to start the new school year. She immediately helped me get him into the program starting the first day of school. I was so relieved because I knew he needed a positive environment. As I picked him up on his very first day, he was outside and a very sweaty mess from playing - but I knew he was happy. I knew this was going to be a place where he can run, play, learn, and be happy. Since joining the daycare program at the YMCA, Kingston no longer needs the behavioral help. He has also maintained a spot on the VIP student list at his school, and has gained some amazing manners that makes me want to be a better person. I can't say enough about how the YMCA has changed our lives for the better. I know my son is in a safe , caring, and active environment. I am so appreciative for Kristen and the staff that make this daycare program such a success.
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Households across our community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our locations offer many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offerings and fees may vary by branch.
Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.
Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.