Military Outreach Initiative
We are proud to announce that the Department of Defense has extended this successful program until March 2016!!
We understand that military families are under enormous strain, and that military life comes with unique challenges. Deployments and frequent moves can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families.
In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA, the Y is proud to offer memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel through the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Outreach Initiative.
The Armed Services YMCA has partnered with YMCAs, as well as national and independent fitness centers nationwide, to offer service members and their families free access to fitness centers and respite child care services*. The Military Outreach Initiative gives service members and military families extra support and access to vital resources that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. It’s another way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.
DID YOU KNOW…?
- More than 1,500 Community YMCAs, and more than 1,400 national and independent fitness centers nationwide participate in the Military Outreach Initiative
- Since 2008, more than 125,000 military children have been impacted by this program
- The MOI has provided more than 85,000 memberships since its launch
1. Families of Deployed National Guard and Reserve
2. Active Duty Assigned to Independent Duty Locations
3. Relocated Spouses of Deployed Active Duty Personnel
4. Community -Based Wounded Transition Units
5. Respite Childcare
YMCA DoD Military Outreach Program with the Armed Services YMCA Program Form
Independent Duty Form – IDP Form
General Eligibility Information
Private Fitness Start Instructions
Renewal (and addition to IDP) Instructions
How to fill out the IDP form (for private fitness)
Travel Log (for YMCA)
*respite child care services are limited by eligibility requirements and availability. Not every YMCA or fitness center provides respite child care services.
Please note, due to the popularity of this program, please allow up to 30 days for the Armed Services YMCA Program Coordinators to respond to your request. We are currently averaging more than 1,000 new applications monthly! Please double check to make sure your form is filled out completely and includes a signature. Incomplete forms cannot be accepted. Thank you!
If you have not received confirmation of your request within 30 days, please contact:
Dessamine Vince Cruz at DoDymca@asymca.org for free military YMCA Membership Requests or Ashby Collins at Dodpf@asymca.org for reduced Military private fitness requests.
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