While the operations at our Valley of the Sun YMCA branches may be temporarily suspended, the work of the Y continues in our communities. As we have done for more than a century, we are allocating our resources to offer solutions and services that meet our communities’ needs.
- EMERGENCY CHILD CARE
We have partnered with Governor Doug Ducey to provide emergency child care for those families and medical workers who need us most during school closures. We are proud to offer a 50% discount to all first responders, health care workers and government employees. Financial assistance remains available for those who need it.
- FOOD PROGRAMS
We’ve extended our child care food plan in partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank and other community organizations to provide our youth with three meals a day to help offset the needs of families.
- TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
We continue to operate the only YMCA residence in the state of Arizona at the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA to provide a safe, secure place for our community members in transition to live and thrive.
- SENIOR OUTREACH
The Valley of the Sun YMCA is proud to launch our new Senior Outreach Initiative to combat isolation and provide comfort to our senior population. We are engaging in senior wellness checks over the phone and working to meet any and every need, from connecting them with services to deliver them groceries, to obtaining assistance for wellness concerns.
- VIRTUAL WELLNESS
The Y has also launched Virtual Y, an online resource to stay connected and engaged at home with the Valley of the Sun YMCA. Here, you’ll find resources for virtual fitness, kids and family activities, learning tools and more. With the Virtual Y, you can check in, record your work outs and remain engaged with your VOS Y family.
- YOUTH AND ADULT CAREER SERVICES
The Valley of the Sun YMCA will continue to provide adult and youth career services through this uncertain time; providing one-on-one counseling for resume building and job search assistance.
The impact that we have on families, children and seniors remains significant throughout this pandemic, even without our branches open. Like, follow and engage with us on Facebook and Instagram using #vosyarmy and #forabetterus, and check our pages daily for new content that will make your lives easier, less stressful and more enjoyable as we all navigate this “new normal” together. Unite with us today to strengthen tomorrow.