YMCA providing emergency child care in North Texas

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announced it was starting an effort this week to help families in the community who are serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis.

The organization announced on Tuesday that it was given special approval by Dallas County Health and Human services to offer Emergency YMCA Child Care for children of those who serve as first responders, healthcare and hospital workers, government officials, grocery workers and others who must continue to work during this difficult time.

Emergency YMCA Child Care will be offered at 11 branches in Dallas, Collin, Ellis and Rockwall Counties from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily for children ages 5-12 including:
Collin County Adventure Camp (Anna)
Coppell Family YMCA
Grand Prairie Family YMCA
JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall
McKinney Family YMCA
Park South YMCA (South Dallas)
Plano Family YMCA
Richardson Family YMCA
Semones Family YMCA (North Dallas)
T. Boone Pickens YMCA (Downtown Dallas)
Waxahachie Family YMCA

“The YMCA has always changed and adapted to meet the needs of the community,” said Curt Hazelbaker, President and CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “Although our physical locations are temporarily closed, the Y is still here to support our community in its time of need. As our first responders, health care workers and others still need to physically report to work each day, we want to ease their burden and childcare is one less thing they need to worry about during this time.”

For information, please go to www.YMCADallas.org/EmergencyYMCAChildCare.