A message from your YMCA of the Suncoast President and CEO

 

Dear YMCA Family,

Based on the latest statewide order, our Y branch locations will remain temporarily closed through Friday, May 8*.  

In order to keep our members, employees and the community safe, Governor DeSantis has mandated that we remain closed for normal Y operations through Friday, May 8th. Please check our social media channels and our website for up-to-date information.  


*As this is a fluid situation, we will work closely with state and local officials and if we are able to open earlier, we certainly will do so. 

YOUR YMCA MEMBERSHIP

Below is a link for you to use to let us know your preference on how you would like to proceed with your membership. During this pause in normal operations, we, at the YMCA of the Suncoast, are responding to this crisis by transitioning our efforts to help essential workers with much-needed childcare.  These services are critical in order to allow these emergency essential workers continue to focus on meeting the community's needs. During this challenging period, your Y membership is needed more than ever.  Your membership dues are a critical investment in helping us meet these evolving needs of our community and we want you to STAY WITH US, and we have created an easy, online portal for you to let us know how you would like to proceed with your membership. CLICK HERE to choose the option that is right for you.


Please know, that regardless of your decision we appreciate you and wish you and your family health and comfort during these challenging times. The YMCA will be here for you.

ALL-DAY SCHOOL-AGE RELIEF CARE

Starting Monday, March 23, we will offer all-day school-age relief care for essential workers at 7 of our YMCA locations across Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Hillsborough counties to help support the children of healthcare and emergency response professionals, as well as other essential workers, who are playing important roles combating the coronavirus. Together, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, YMCA of the Suncoast and YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg are working to meet a critical need that will help our Greater Tampa Bay region continue to effectively function as our schools are closed. While this situation is evolving and ever-changing, at this time the Y is working directly with employers representing essential care fields throughout our community to meet their needs. Qualified employees can click here to register for relief care.

FREE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY

To help you stay active, healthy and connected in your own home, and on your own time, visit our Virtual YMCA to access free virtual fitness classes, at-home resources for you and your family and helpful tips on how to safeguard our health. We will continuously update our virtual resources so be sure to check in regularly. We will also let you know of other responses to community need.

Blood Drive on Friday, April 17. Find a location near you:

11:30am - 4:30pm    OneBlood at Greater Palm Harbor YMCA     
11:30am - 4:30pm    OneBlood at Greater Ridgecrest YMCA     
11:30am - 4:30pm    OneBlood at James P. Gills Family YMCA         
11:30am - 4:30pm    OneBlood at Clearwater YMCA  
11:30am - 4:30pm    LifeSouth Community Blood Centers at Hernando County YMCA     
11:30am - 4:30pm    LifeSouth Community Blood Centers at Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA

YOUTH SPORTS & SWIM LESSONS

Families who are registered will receive more information about new start dates and condensed seasons. We will be sure to update all our program participants about make-up vouchers and credits via email and on this webpage.

 

BEFORE & AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT AND SUMMER CAMP

Before and After School enrollment has been placed on hold and scheduled drafts have been removed. Any credit on account will be moved ahead and applied to future weeks of school age care. At this time, schedules for YMCA Summer Camp have not changed. 

MORE INFORMATION

There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of our YMCA branch locations. This decision to extend closure continues out of concern for our staff, members, and the community as a whole and is currently mandated by an Executive Order by the State of Florida. If you have questions, you may contact your branch Executive Director. 

Thank you for being part of our Y family and for your continued support as we all navigate this public health crisis. 

Sincerely, 
G. Scott Goyer
President & CEO