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Caring for our Caregivers

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Together with the generosity of our donors, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is providing scholarships for members of the local healthcare community.

For more than a year, healthcare workers have stepped up to combat the coronavirus sweeping across the world. From doctors and nurses, to lab techs and radiologists, housekeeping staff and administration – those that work in our healthcare field have charged into the fight to keep our communities healthy and safe.

Since COVID-19 entered the Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area, the Y has been working in parallel with the healthcare community to look after the wellbeing of our neighbors.

Early in the pandemic, the Y stepped in to provide more than 70,000 hours of childcare for the children of essential workers. Throughout the pandemic, the Y has served more than 227,000 meals to local families and provided academic assistance to more than 4,600 local students across 15 school districts. The Y continues to care for the more than 19,000 seniors who look to the Y for wellness and to combat isolation.

The Caring for our Caregivers initiative is an opportunity for healthcare workers to utilize a scholarship for membership at the Y for four months. 1,000 scholarships are being made available to any local healthcare worker in the Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky region regardless of their role in the healthcare field.

The Caring for our Caregivers initiative is a part of the Y’s Membership for All program which provides scholarship support to community members in need of access to Y services. Each year, the Y invests more than $3M in the Membership for All program, ensuring everyone can achieve their goals while building strong relationships and finding a true sense of belonging in the community.

As members of the Y, healthcare workers will have access to the 10 area YMCA facilities and their amenities while also enjoying discounted enrollment in programs and services for them and their families. Healthcare workers should present their work ID at any YMCA of Greater Cincinnati location and ask about the Caring for our Caregivers initiative.