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Because of the evolving rules governing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the impact of school closures, and the growing demand for critical child care, we are transitioning the YMCA of Southern Arizona branches to support mission-critical community members and parents who are unable to take time off work by caring for their children during this crisis.

As you are likely aware, the City of Tucson proclamation called for strong measures to slow the spread of the virus across our community. All YMCA locations are temporarily closed until further notice. However, we are committed to maintaining a safe environment during this challenging time for families in our community. We are offering Virtual Programming to the community and Emergency Child Care services to working families – prioritizing service for Health Care Workers, First Responders and those who provide vital services to our community.

Click here to read THE FULL letter from our President & CEO, Kurtis Dawson. 


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Emergency Child care

We will solely utilize our facilities to run critical child care for youth in the community we serve. Child care will continue to be open as a service for working families – prioritizing service for Health Care Workers, First Responders and those providing vital services to our community.

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Virtual Family Programming

When kids are out of school and families are home together, it can be a wonderful way to connect, engage and support each other. That’s why we’ve asked our youth development staff to compile some great ways to keep your kiddos smiling, their brains working and their feet moving.

Get ready to have some fun, click here! 

Virtual Wellness Programming

We know exercise helps keep our immune systems strong. That’s why we’ve partnered with our healthy living experts to provide you with virtual access to the best fitness resources and classes on the go.

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YMCA Members, Stay with us.

This outbreak has created enormous uncertainty for us all, but how we respond is within our control. As soon as it became apparent that our Y needed to change course to support our community, we did. Our teams immediately mobilized to explore ways to support you and our community.

Your membership helps support our efforts to meet the critical needs in our community during this crisis. In the past week, we have provided emergency childcare for working families with priority of open slots given to healthcare workers, first responders, and those who are providing vital services to our community. Currently Additionally, we are working to provide providing breakfast, lunch and snacks to all our children in the program.

We can’t do this alone. Our community is counting on you.

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