Ventura Family YMCA increases free services to the community

In the aftermath of local fires, the Ventura Family YMCA will increase child care, membership and facility access to members in the community who need it. The Y offers firefighters and anyone who have lost their homes to the fire free membership until March 31. Those in need have free access to the Y until December 31. The YMCA will also continue to provide two hours of free child care for families in need, so parents can run errands outside of the Y.

 Until schools open, the Y will continue to offer full-time (7am – 6pm) child care services at Elmhurst Elementary. The services are free for families who have lost their home. For all others impacted in the community, the Y will offer child care for $30 per day. All other child care sites will remain closed.

 If interested in this care, families should contact Julie.obrien@ciymca.org in order to guarantee a spot, to receive all of the registration paperwork needed, and to RSVP so the Y can secure staff as needed.

 In addition to these services, Red Cross staff and volunteers may shower at the Y. The staff will also stock locker rooms with toiletries until December 31. “We want the community to know that we are praying for everyone who has been affected,” Amy Bailey, Executive Director for the Ventura Family YMCA, said on behalf of everyone at the Ventura Y.

 For any updated information and open hours visit https://www.facebook.com/VenturaFamilyYMCA/ or contact Amy Bailey at 805.642.2131 ext. 24 or Amy.Bailey@ciymca.org.

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