The COVID-19 crisis is affecting everyone in our community in some way and we want to keep you updated on how the Y is responding. Our senior leadership team has been especially focused on our staff, members and the community during this difficult time. While we await the time to open our doors to you again we will continue to serve you virtually and in the community.
Y MEMBERS – CEO UPDATES
3/17/2020 - Video Update from Chris Angellatta, CEO
3/17/2020 - Letter to Members and Program Participants (temporarily closing membership branches)
3/16/2020 - Letter to Members and Program Participants (programs we are canceling)
3-16-2020 - Letter for Armstrong ELC
3-16-2020 - Letter for Wells ELC
3/13/2020 - Letter to Members and Program Participants
Remember the 3 C's 3-13-2020 - Letter for Wells and Whitley ELC's
CHILDREN - EMERGENCY CHILD CARE FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and Love Ministries are providing emergency child care at 3 sites in Allen County for healthcare workers. Please call YMCA Child Care Services at 260.449.8474 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm for a referral based on the age(s) of your child(ren) and location preferred. a
WHEN: Monday - Friday; beginning Monday, March 23 until TBD
SENIORS/OLDER ADULTS - MAKING CONNECTIONS
YOUTH & FAMILY - FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAMS
YMCA FREE GRAB-&-GO SUPPER
Anyone who needs food can pick up supper at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA. The Y will also deliver Grab-&Go suppers to specific neighborhoods where the need is great.
WANT TO HELP?
The YMCA staff will manage meal packaging and distribution while following social distancing guidelines. Donations can be dropped off or delivered between 9 am and 2 pm to the front door of the following locations: Central Branch YMCA, Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA, Jorgensen Family YMCA, Parkview Family YMCA, Renaissance Pointe YMCA. Questions? Contact Amos_Norman@fwymca.org. Learn More about the donations needed Here.
MEALS FOR YOUTH
During Indiana's Sheltering in Place order, the YMCA Youth Service Bureau is making meals for youth in their Youth Advocacy Program.
When teens find themselves in crisis or need a place to stay, Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. Click here to learn more about Safe Place.
Y EMPLOYEES - EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne Employee Emergency Assistance Fund was established to help employees and their immediate families with emergency situations beyond their control which has caused a financial hardship. An emergency is defined as an unforeseen circumstance that calls for immediate action and an urgent need for assistance or relief.
If you would like to donate to the fund, visit our donation page.
VIRTUAL CLASSES, FAMILY ACTIVITIES AND AT HOME WORKOUTS
As a Y Member you can take exercise classes right from home! With several classes available ranging from eight to thirty minutes, we know you'll find a class you love.
Struggling to fit self-care into your hectic schedule? Looking for one-on-one personal training? We can help! Check out our Virtual Services.
All of our branches are putting out content on their social media channels. Follow your favorite branches today!