Frequently Asked Questions
What is YCares?
YCares is a financial assistance program that provides children and families with opportunities to participate in YMCA programs and services regardless of their ability to pay.
What Makes YCares Possible?
Through a variety of contributions and proceeds, including the Annual Campaign, Foundation and special events, financial assistance is available for children and families in need.
Who Can Participate?
YCares is available to anyone who meets the financial guidelines of the program and has the desire to participate in YMCA programs and services.
What is the Philosophy Behind YCares?
Our YMCA’s leadership believes that its programs and services have a positive impact on participants and communities and they should be available to all.
Where Can I apply?
Visit or contact the participating YMCA branch location of interest to you.
After I apply, how long does it take to be approved?
Once the completed application is received, it takes approximately four weeks to review and process. If you are applying for a scholarship for a particular program, we recommend that you submit our completed application at least 30 days before the start of the program. Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received.
Where Can I inquire?
For further information , please call 732-671-5505.