Emergency and Summer Child Care
With COVID-19-related school and camp closures and the urgency for essential workers to report to work, there is a critical need for safe child care options across our community. In response, the Y—one of the nation’s largest and most trusted providers of child care services—is offering emergency summer child care for working families, in partnership with Lynchburg City Schools. Donor supported financial assistance is critical to support this program as so many families are facing difficult financial circumstances.
Donor Supported Financial Assistance
It's time to get back to the Y - but for some, that may be a difficult task. Covid-19 hit our community hard, families lost income, individuals were furloughed or laid off, unexpected medical expenses, lost wages, and reduced access to child care have affected our friends and neighbors. Just as the Y has always done, we are offering donor supported financial assistance to all in our community.
To date, 417 households, including children and seniors, are receiving donor supported financial aid to ensure access to the Y's vital health and wellness services.
LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA
LiveStrong at the YMCA, a cancer survivorship program, has been successful ensuring our most at risk participants continued to receive support during the COVID-19 pandemic. LiveStrong at the YMCA offers cancer survivors mental, emotional and physical support so that cancer survivors can get back to being their best selves. Continuing to provide the emotional and mental support that our friends experience through this program is vital to their overall wellness and success of their complete recovery. With the magic of modern technology and ingenuity of our program directors and instructors we are happy to announce that LiveStrong at the YMCA was accessible and successful. Soon participants will gather again in person, safely.
LiveStrong at the YMCA is offered to cancer survivors at no charge, and we are eager to continue offering this to our community. With your help we can continue to do so.