Giving Back and Providing Support to Our Neighbors
We know that when we work as one, we move people and communities forward. That's why we are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to give, join in or advocate in the name of stronger communities.
Financial Assistance, Membership for All
We believe everyone deserves a Y, so the YMCA of Bristol offers financial assistance to individuals and families who might otherwise not be able to afford membership or program fees. Stop by the front desk today to talk to a staff member about financial assistance.
Starting in January, 2015, there will be a few enhancements to our financial assistance program.
In addition to using new forms to simplify the application process, the Y will allow households who receive free lunch SNAP or TANF to automatically qualify to receive 50 percent off the household membership fee. Those who receive reduced lunch will automatically qualify to receive 30 percent off the household membership fee. This will expedite the process of granting financial assistance to those who have already met our guidelines through other federally funded programs. (Appropriate documentation is required.)
At the Y, building a strong community begins at home. The YMCA of Bristol helps young people develop cultural competencies, diverse populations connect to the community, and individuals gain access to life-changing resources and support. As an interconnected community network, they have the resources and solutions to build bridges and make our changing communities stronger.
To bring about meaningful change, people need ongoing encouragement and tools. We're here day in and day out to provide the resources our communities need to address the most pressing social issues, including child welfare, education and public health. We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best.
Volunteering & Giving
The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our dozens of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.
We are a powerful ally and advocate for our communities. Our experience and strong relationships across our community mean that we are able to organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a range of social issues, including child welfare, education and public health.