We are here for those who need us most. Over the last century, our programs and services have evolved, but our dedication to serving the changing needs of the community have always remained at the core of our mission. Financial assistance, supported by the Annual Campaign, offers programs and services of the Y to those in need. In 2016, the Sewickley Valley YMCA awarded $416,817 to individual and families in need. Your generous support for our Annual Campaign allows us to continue to meet the growing needs of the community. Working families received affordable state-licensed child care so they could work. Kids attended summer camp where they grew in confidence, learned to swim, and made memories. Families from all walks of life relied on our Y to live healthier.

"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 2016, the Y awarded $85,352 in financial assistance directly supporting child care tuition of 49 recipients ranging in age from six weeks to fifth grade.

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