Financial Assistance

The Y is committed to providing equitable access. Income-based financial assistance is available to help cover the cost of membership and programs.

At the Y, our goal is to provide affordable memberships for all. Special rates are available for each membership type for those who meet income requirements. We use a sliding scale fee based on your annual income, the number of adults and dependents in your household, and then determine assistance to align with your individual situation.

Our goal is to help everyone who qualifies for assistance. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance is reviewed annually. Financial assistance is possible thanks to our generous donors. Use our Financial Assistance Calculator to estimate what your monthly membership rate might be based on your financial status.

How to Get Started

To start the process, please complete and submit the secure online Financial Assistance Application. Attach copies of the required financial documents to this form. All records will be retained confidentially. Unfortunately, we cannot process incomplete applications.

NOTE: If you do not have a YMCA membership, please submit your Financial Assistance Application first if you would like the assistance to take effect at the time of joining. Assistance is not backdated.


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We're Here to Help

If you need more information or have questions, please email our Member Services team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. For immediate assistance, call 847-475-7400 and press ‘1’ to speak with a Member Services team member.

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