The Y's Response to Community Needs

As we reflect on our 144 years of service in Washington state, we've learned that our longevity comes from our responsibility to our mission. At every turn, we’ve learned more about what it means to step up and lead in challenging times and be there for those who need us most.

How the Y is Helping

We are directing our community funding to these critical and essential services urgently needed to support the response and recovery of this country:

Child Care for First Responders

While others may self-isolate, our health care workers, emergency personnel, and social service workers are working long shifts away from family. With schools closing, affected families are suddenly searching for affordable childcare. You can solve this with us. Your investment enables us to provide childcare programs to directly support first responders and other essential employees. We will care for their families while they care for ours. 

Food for Vulnerable Children

Many children receiving free and reduced meals experience hunger when schools close. We’ve been working closely with lower-income families, school districts, and community partners to address meal access and nutrition education that assists in meeting the nutritional needs of children. Your support means we can scale these programs to meet the critical need to increase meal programming throughout the region.

Transitional Housing and Resources

There is a growing needs for critical supplies for organizations that are on the frontline of the community response. You can create healthier living environments for our community members experiencing homelessness by funding staff, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene for the Y and other organizations providing sheltering, clothing, and food security solutions.  

How You Can Help

Give today to help provide emergency childcare for first responders, increase our hunger initiatives for vulnerable children and families and provide resources for those experiencing homelessness and economic disruption. We're still here for those who need us the most. Thanks for your support, we can't do this alone.

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