We believe that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to benefit from YMCA programs and services. 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. Financial Assistance, supported by the Annual Campaign, offers programs and services of the Y at reduced rates based on low-income guidelines to fit the financial situation of individuals in our community. In 2015, the Sewickley Valley YMCA awarded $430,964 to 1,274 individuals and families in need through the Annual Campaign.

Families rely on the Y to be here for their kids.   We help prepare children for Kindergarten and beyond while providing teens with space where they can be themselves surrounded by caring role models.

The Y is committed to educating kids about healthy lifestyles, providing opportunities for everyone to live healthier, and teaching invaluable water safety skills.

Older Adults depend on the Y.  They face unique challenges as they try to maintain their health while battling chronic diseases and experiencing the effects of aging.

"The YMCA school age child care has been such a blessing to my granddaughter and to our family!  I Can go to work knowing she will be well cared for and safe until I arrive to pick her up at the end of the day.  To my husband and I, this confidence and sense of security are PRICELESS!  I don't know what I would have done if this program wasn't available or if I didn't have the financial help offered by the scholarship program!  The scholarship is such a true blessing for those in need."  -Rebecca, grandmother and guardian of a school-age child care participant and recipient of financial assistance.

As the only state-licensed child care provider that offers financial assistance in the service area of Ambridge Area, Cornell, Moon Area and Quaker Valley school districts, the Y, has become the only safety net for the working poor by providing access to affordable quality child care.  In 2015, the Y awarded $114,070 in financial assistance directly supporting child care tuition of 75 recipients ranging in age from six weeks to fifth grade.

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