With the amazing assistance of partners like the United Way and KnowledgeWorks, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is pivoting from a health and wellness center at 11 of our branches to open Critical Care Personnel Program sites. “In this coronavirus pandemic, we must do everything we can to help those on the front line take care of our community without worrying that their own child is safe,” said YMCA of Greater Cincinnati President and CEO Jorge Perez.
The Y invites all hospital personnel and first responders to reach out to us (513.362.9622) to sign up for the program on a first-come, first-served basis. You can visit our website for more information at MyY.org. The sites can provide care for up to 1,100 children in our region. The Y has also established an Emergency Response Fund (MyY.org/give) to ensure financial assistance (subsidized or free care) is available to families most in need.
On-site wellness checks will be available for children enrolled in the program. Children from infants to age 14 can be served, however availability varies by each location. Critical Care Personnel Programs are available at the following YMCA branches: Blue Ash, Campbell County (Fort Thomas), Clermont (Batavia), Clippard (Colerain), R.C. Durr (Burlington), Gamble-Nippert (Westwood), Highland County (Hillsboro), Carl H. Lindner (West End), Richard E. Lindner (Norwood), M.E. Lyons (Anderson Township), and Powel Crosley, Jr. (Springfield Township.)