For questions or to register for this membership, contact Sara.Matchison@LakotaYMCA.com to set up your appointment.
The Armed Services YMCA is proud to work with the Department of Defense to offer the Military Outreach Initiative. The Military Outreach Initiative offers gym memberships and respite child care services for qualified military members and families nationwide. Through this initiative, military members and families receive access to vital resources that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
For issues or concerns regarding the DoD Military Outreach Initiative please call Don Kandel, Chief Financial & Administration Officer at (703) 455-3986 x208.
Category 1: Active Duty Independent Duty Personnel
Category 2: Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Active Duty
Category 3: Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Joint Deployed Guard and Reserve
Category 4: Community Based Warrior Transition Unit (CBWTU)
Applications Forms: (Please note that application forms have changed.)
The Department of Defense will underwrite memberships at participating Ys for an initial six-month period for each eligible family and service member. Membership renewals in subsequent six-month intervals (up to 12 or 18 months depending on eligibility) will be funded based on a military family’s or service member’s ability to meet the participation requirement of eight visits to a Y each month.
YMCA of the USA, the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense have launched the YMCA Military Outreach Initiative to address the needs of families of deployed military personnel who live far from a military installation and require access to child development, family strengthening, and health and well-being programming.
The YMCA Military Outreach Initiative leverages the Y movement’s national scale and mission to engage families facing the hardship and uncertainty of military deployment. The nation’s 2,686 Ys have the unique capacity to respond to the needs of this widely dispersed population through supportive, community-based programs that foster a healthy spirit, mind, and body.