Military Outreach at the Y

We understand that military families are under enormous strain. As a member of the Y, you and your family can spend quality time together and enjoy fun activities in a warm, supportive environment. It’s also a place to meet other military families who can relate to your unique situation.

Who is eligible for membership?
Title 10 personnel are eligible for a Y membership, including:

  • Family members of deployed National Guard and Reservists
  • Active Duty Independent Duty personnel and their families
  • Relocated spouse/dependent children of deployed Active Duty personnel
     

Note: The Relocated Spouse category supports families/spouse who relocate away from an installation/duty station while the active duty service member is deployed. 

All of the following criteria must be met:

  • The service member is on active duty.
  • The service member is DEPLOYED for a minimum of six months (on deployment orders—NOT unaccompanied orders, NOT geographic bachelors).
  • The spouse has relocated away from the military installation where the service member is assigned (most often, back home near family).
     

Getting started:
Eligible military families and personnel should follow these steps to benefit from the YMCA Military Outreach Initiative: 

Contact Military OneSource at  www.militaryonesource.com or 800-342-9647 to confirm eligibility and receive an eligibility form.

Fill out and bring your eligibility form, Military ID and any other required documentation (usually, your Deployment Orders or Military Service Headquarters approval letter) to a participating Y for verification. Please do not leave copies of these documents at the YMCA.