COMMUNITY SUPPORT & ACTION
The mission of the Y is bigger than a building. Our goal is to connect people to healthier lives - wherever they are. We deeply appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters. At the Y, everything we do is guided by our commitment to support our community, and this is even more critical now. When you belong to the Y, you are not only a member of a health and wellness fitness facility, you are a member of an organization dedicated to strengthening our community. In difficult time, the Y pivots in response to community needs and finds way to use our resources to offer solutions-and you can help.
STAY WITH US
Maintaining your membership and childcare dues, volunteering, and donating helps the Y tremendously, as we take on additional work to meet the growing needs of our fellow community members who are vulnerable. We are focusing our efforts on providing critical services for our community.
OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE
Over 100 children
visit our branches each day for Day Camp while their parents hold down essential jobs that keep our community runnin
Over 500 preschool families
are being provided education curriculum digitally to continue learning through these critical years.
Over 2000 meals
are being distributed each week day at the Los Cerritos YMCA for Bellflower Unified students and their families.
Older adult members
are having their groceries and prescription medications delivered by the Los Altos Family YMCA
Over 150 families
are being provided needed social services such as unemployment, family leave, social security, CalWorks, crisis intervention, and housing.
High school students
now have access to computers and the Internet. English and Spanish speaking students ae being helped with online curriculum/homework at the Community Development Branch
are prepared daily for Pre-school parents to drive-through and safely pick up for their families.
A 52 bed lodge
at Camp Oakes is being provided to non-infected local hospital residents in order to allow space for impending San Bernardino COVID-19 cases.
in need, are being called in order to continually check-in and provide virtual social activities to help address social isolation with our most vulnerable population.
HOW CAN I HELP?
We are so humbled and appreciative of those asking us how they can help us as we respond to community needs. With our branches closed, we’re shifting our work to support critical needs.
If you're a member
the best way to help us is to continue paying your monthly membership dues. No action is required to remain a member. If you can help and would like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can do so below.
The YMCA of Greater Long Beach is a charitable, non-profit organization that exists to provide community members with programs that emphasize strong character and values. Serving over 38,000 people in Long Beach and its 11 partner cities, The Y currently provides over $1 million dollars in scholarships and annual support. To do this requires the generosity of people just like you.
Thank you for being such an important part of our Y family. We hope you and your loved ones stay healthy through this challenging period.