Helena YMCA
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Financial Assistance Policy, Procedure and Application

Helena Family YMCA
Financial Assistance Policy and Procedure

Please Have Your Application in Ten Days Prior to an Activities Registration Closing Date to Ensure Your Assistance is Available to You 

Click here for the YMCA Financial Aid Application.

Mission: The Helena Family YMCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to building self-esteem and enriching the spirit, mind and body for persons of all ages and economic levels.

Policy: The Helena Family YMCA is an inclusive organization that believes no one should be denied the privilege of participation in one of our life-enriching programs. Financial Assistance is made possible by donated funds from the Friends of Youth Campaign and the United Way. Talk with a staff member to see how you may be a valuable part of this process.

Eligibility: Financial assistance will be granted based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances. To explain extenuating circumstances changes in employment status, family illnesses, etc.) use the space provided on the application, or attach a letter of explanation/request.

The Helena Family YMCA believes a sense of ownership and pride is developed if the recipient contributes to the cost of the program or membership. The applicant may also contribute volunteer hours, and should demonstrate a desire and commitment to participate in the healthy, active lifestyle we promote.

Application:   All applications must be completed thoroughly and accurately. Verification of income and expenses must accompany the application before it can be processed.

Program Fee Assistance: The discount amount is based on income and need. Membership fees are paid through bank draft or paid in full. Assistance is awarded in six month increments. Award period begins on the date of registration.

Application Processing: Applications are reviewed and processed in 7-10 working days.


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Helena Family YMCA

1200 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-9622
Fax: (406) 442-2577