Employee Assistance Fund

The YMCA of Greater Rochester has created an Employee Assistance Fund. This fund is intended to provide team members who have been significantly impacted with access to financial resources to support immediate and essential needs, primarily housing, medical and food within available resources.

Receive support in four critical areas

 

Rent/mortgage

For staff at risk of losing their home due to in inability to pay rent or mortgage.

  • Staff are requested to show statement for verification, and payment up to $500 will be made directly to landlord or bank

Utilities

For staff at risk of having their electricity, phone, water, or internet shut off due to an inability to pay.

  • Staff are requested to show statement for verification, and payment up to $250 will be made directly to the utility

Food

For staff who are unable to feed their families due to lost wages.

  • Staff can request up to $250 in gift cards in grocery store gift cards

Emergency medical

For staff who are unable to pay new medical bills during this ongoing crisis.

  • Staff are requested to show billing for verification, and payment up to $500 will be made directly to the medical facility

Eligibility

YMCA of Greater Rochester staff who worked February 15, 2020 through March 15, 2020, and are dealing with financial hardship due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis are eligible to receive up to $500 per person as funds are available.

Submit a request below

You may submit an application at any time. Please note, we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, and we will keep in touch on the status of your application. It may take up to 10 days for approval and payment, but every effort will be made to more quickly to provide resources.

  • Please describe your current financial/resource situation and explain your specific request. Attach any appropriate documentation that will support your request below. (Please do not provide any medical information, including names of prescriptions.)
  • i.e. rent/mortgage, power, water, medicine, etc. along with supplemental documentation detailing amounts. (Please do not provide any medical information, including names of prescriptions.)
  • If requesting financial assistance how much is needed and by what date.
  • Please enter a number less than or equal to 500.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Accepted file types: jpg, pdf, png.