Financial Assistance

What is our Financial Assistance program?

We believe that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to benefit from YMCA programs and services. We are a community-based nonprofit with the mission to “put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.” Our financial assistance program is central to our mission. When someone loses a job, when medical bills become overwhelming, or when other challenging situations occur, people need the support of the Y. This financial assistance program offers a fee scale to fit the financial situation of individuals in our community. We want all people to be involved with the programs and services of the Y that nurture spirit, mind, and body – especially during difficult times when they are needed most.

How do I get assistance?

  1. Contact the nearest YMCA branch and request a Financial Assistance Application.
  2. Complete application and then submit it with the required documents. In order to process your application, you must attach copies of the items below to your completed application. This application will be processed only if the application is complete and the required items are attached: Financial Assistance Application
  3. A copy of your most recent tax return (1040 or 1040EZ) for everyone living in the household, or verification of non-filing (phone number for IRS is 1-800-876-1715)
  4. The last 2 paycheck stubs of everyone in the household who is working
  5. Proof of Social Security or Social Security Disability Income, if applicable

If you do not have your income documentation when you join then you will have a 2 week grace period to bring in verification of income or your membership rate will go back to full price on your next draft date.  If you do not bring in your income verification, this does not automatically cancel your membership. The membership will be at full price until you come into the branch and cancel your membership.

Note: If you do not have a copy of your tax return, you may obtain one by calling the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-908-9946.  If you did not file taxes last year, or if you don’t have the other documentation that’s required, please submit a letter explaining your personal financial situation. Note: If required documentation is not complete, the process will be delayed.