The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization that provides support for junior enlisted military personnel and their families. Unlike a traditional Y, we do not maintain a recreation facility or charge membership fees. Our outreach is targeted in two main areas: on-going programming and special events.
Community Centers in military housing areas provide free activities that help stay-at-home spouses and their pre-school children make connections and build personal support systems within their communities. Activities for adults range from group fitness classes, to mommy & me crafts, to educational classes. Activities for pre-schoolers are focused on building social skills & kindergarten readiness.
Fleet readiness programs are targeted toward building total family resiliency. We provide Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) with free meeting space and quality child care while they meet during ship & group deployments. We also provide these groups with free homecoming support and resource referrals. Other fleet readiness programs include employment assistance, emergency food assistance, Thanksgiving food assistance, and Operation Hero, our free after school mentoring program for at-risk elementary school children.
Our low cost child development program surrounds children with a positive environment during off school hours and provides individual academic tutoring for those who need it. We also provide a subsidized summer camp experience for junior enlisted families, allowing children to enjoy a fun, safe, and educational break from school.
For over 150 years, the ASYMCA’s programming has adapted to the ever changing needs of our Armed Services by providing support and services where the need is greatest: to junior Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and their families. The ASYMCA continues to enrich the quality of life and resiliency of our service members and their families by promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads
1465 Lakeside Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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