Emergency Child Care
When the COVID-19 pandemic led to school closures and an urgency for essential workers to report to work, there was a critical need for safe child care options. In response, the Y — one of the nation’s largest and most trusted providers of child care services — offered emergency child care at more than 1,388 Ys for families of medical personnel, essential employees and first responders.
Emergency Child Care Services in Action
Below are a few examples of how Ys responded to families and communities in need.
- YMCAs offered emergency child care for front line workers
- Eugene YMCA in Washington offered child care for essential workers for students of 12 local schools
- YMCA of Orange County in California offered child care for essential employees across its 28 locations in Orange County and Pomona Valley
- Statesville YMCA in northwest North Carolina continued supporting the community by providing child care services during the pandemic
To learn more about the Y’s emergency child care efforts in 2020, click here.