If you are unemployed or your paycheck doesn’t leave you room to join a gym or take your kids swimming, the YMCA offers financial aid if you have a hardship. Some locations also waive the sign-up fee if you are unemployed.
Membership fee reductions are determined on a case-by-case basis by the YMCA you go to. Stop by your local branch and explain your financial situation.
Ask for a financial aid form to begin the application process. You will need your most recent tax return and, if you’re unemployed, you will likely need to show proof of unemployment.
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