YMCA Financial Assistance Program
The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs is a charitable, nonprofit organization, whose purpose is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in our community by promoting the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people of all ages.
One of the reasons the YMCA is so special is that it's for everyone. It is still one of the few places left in society where people of different incomes come together on equal footing. No one will be turned away because of their inability to pay (subject to availability of funds). We are here for everyone in good times and bad.
Lending a helping hand
Financial assistance is not a hand-out, but a helping hand. Requests for assistance always exceed the dollars available, therefore, we ask that each applicant honestly assess their need and complete the application truthfully. Assistance is a temporary agreement and extended only in a time of need.
All financial assistance applications will be reviewed periodically. Each recipient will pay a portion of the fee based on the specific need of the individual or family.
Where does the funding come from?
Funds for financial assistance are made possible through generous financial contributions of our members, friends and corporate contributors to our Annual Support Campaign, as well as the generous support of The United Way of Southington.
How do I apply for assistance?
You must be a Southington or Cheshire resident. An application must be completed in its entirety and appropriate documentation must be submitted before the application can be processed.
Once we receive your application, we will contact you within two weeks to discuss the amount of assistance you may be eligible to receive. Please remember that financial assistance is distributed on a "first come, first served basis" and is subject to the availability of funds. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
The guidelines that we use for awarding financial assistance are provided by the YMCA of the USA. Assistance is based on gross income, the number of dependents and extenuating circumstances.
For more information or to submit the Membership Application & Financial Aid Application, please contact Brittney Fontaine at 860.426.9515.