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We rely on your membership to serve the children and families who need us most. When you’re member of Old Colony Y, we want you to know that you’re a part of something much bigger, and we thank you for joining us as we continue to fulfill our mission every day.
 

 


That mission will never change, but during the next few weeks, that mission, along with your membership, may look a little different:
 

YOUR MEMBERSHIP, YOUR YMCA

  • Membership fees as of March 17, 2020 will be considered a tax deductible donation for as long as our facilities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is nothing you need to do to activate this option.  
  • You may be eligible for health insurance reimbursements as a member of the YMCA. 

Member links: Modify your membership | Insurance reimbursement

Member updates: March 23 | April 6 | May 3 | May 10 | May 17 | May 21: From our CEO

EMERGENCY CHILD CARE

  • Six Old Colony Y sites were selected by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and Governor Baker’s office to offer emergency child care services to first responders, healthcare workers, essential personnel, and vulnerable populations. We’re privileged to be able to offer this type of service to the people who are keeping our state running in a time of crisis. Every week, we're serving nearly 340 children in these critical programs.

Press: All About Service - Emergency Child Care

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • All seven of our branches have pivoted from traditional operations to a mobilized effort to support our community. Each branch is now serving as a donation drop-off site for food and basic needs items. Our teams are also making phone calls every day to senior members of our Y to ensure their essential needs are being met and they remain socially connected.

Press: Feed EB Project - Delivering Food to St. John's Food Pantry

SOCIAL SERVICES AND HOMELESSNESS

  • Though our traditional YMCA branches are experiencing a temporary closure, we are still caring for vulnerable kids and families every day through our residential and community-based social service programs. Within our Family Services Branch, the Y is home to 60 families experiencing homelessness – and in the community, we are providing support and resources to more than 200. 
  • In addition to the critical academic and social supports we're providing to kids and families every day, we have also distributed the grocery equivalent of 4,850 meals per week since the crisis began in mid-March.
  • We’ve enabled telehealth and virtual group opportunities for mental health clients or people with immediate needs through our licensed Mental Health Clinic in Brockton and Family Resource Center in Taunton. So far we’ve had more than 300 telehealth encounters since mid-March.

Press: Family Resource Center in Taunton

 

We truly appreciate you being a part of our Y family and we'll welcome you back with open arms when you're ready. 

My first thought when I realized first responders’ children were going to have to be cared for by new teachers in strange environments, I felt worried as a mother for all of these families going through such a transition during this stressful time. I felt a sense of relief reading this email update from you all and knowing that Gov. Baker chose well in asking the Y to lend a hand.
Elizabeth
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