In response to COVID-19 crisis, Ys are providing critical emergency services.

From The Ground Up

Opens in a new window COVID-19 Emergency Services: Child Care

With COVID-19-related school closures and the urgency for essential workers to report to work, there is a critical need for safe child care options across the country. In response, the Y is offering emergency child care at more than 940 locations for families of medical personnel, essential employees and first responders.

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Opens in a new window COVID-19 Emergency Services: Food Distribution

Amid school closures and economic uncertainty, a rapidly increasing number of people are facing food insecurity. In response, hundreds of Ys nationwide are providing free grab-and-go meals to help address this serious issue.

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The Y has always brought people together. During a time of community-mandated closures and recommendations to shut down programs and limit gatherings, stay connected to the Y with resources for kids, families and active older adults along with plenty of ways to stay active from home.

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News From the Y

May 31, 2020

When students lost access to meals due to COVID-19, schools and community organizations like the Y worked to ensure no child was left hungry. That work comes at a price though. 

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May 22, 2020

How a handful of Chicago-area nonprofits have turned their websites into crucial communication tools.

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May 18, 2020

YMCA of the USA President and CEO Kevin Washington discusses what child care, summer camps could looks like as the pandemic continues.

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May 18, 2020

Paul McEntire, YMCA of the USA's chief operating officer, joins TODAY with information for the millions of Americans are wondering if they’ll be able to send their kids to camp this summer, and whether they’ll be safe if they can.

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May 11, 2020

Kevin Washington, CEO of YMCA of USA, discusses the congressional support needed to aid nonprofit organizations affected by Covid-19, including support for youth sports offerings that could be impacted this summer if Ys are closed. 

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April 27, 2020

YMCA of the USA President and CEO Kevin Washington discusses how Ys will reopen facilities safely and responsibly, and also the emergency services being provided by Ys to hundreds of communities across the U.S.

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