The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind, and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.
Our focus is to provide needed programs and services for single or married junior enlisted personnel and their family members. The Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads empowers military families, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow, and thrive.
Our programs empower young people, improve health and well-being, as well as provide support and inspire action in our communities today and every day. Explore our offerings below to discover new ways to connect to your purpose, potential, and each other.See All Our Programs
MILITARY SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Browse programs exclusively tailored to meet the needs of military members and their families serving in the Hampton Roads area.
The Armed Services YMCA hosts events every year geared towards strengthening our military family. These events serve as a celebration of our military community and help to promote comradery and military pride across the 757
CHILD Development & SUMMER CAMP
The Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads offers early education and development opportunities for toddlers, engaging summer camps, before & after care for school-age children, and family bonding opportunities for all ages.
The Annual ASYMCA Hearts For Heroes Fishing Trip allows our service-related wounded, injured, and ill veterans of all service-related operations the opportunity for a therapy respite outlet on the Chesapeake Bay. We create an environment for this unique military unit to rely upon each other and to be strengthened by each other's experiences. This trip is FREE to L.O.D Certified veterans and their caregivers.Sign Up Here
Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads operates programs and services to ease the burden of military families and single service members who are currently serving, with an emphasis on junior enlisted personnel. We work with installation leadership to ensure a network of support for military families stationed at Hampton Roads, Norfolk, and surrounding areas. This collaboration allows us to identify and address gaps in services that pose a hardship to service members and their families—hardships that can negatively affect mission readiness.
Operation Little Learners
Operation Little Learners is an interactive education program that offers active-duty military families and their children ages 18 months- 5 years old an opportunity to learn and grow together.
Operation Ride Home
Nationally sponsored by Jack Daniels, Operation Ride Home provides financial assistance to active duty junior enlisted military and their families to travel home for the holidays.
Emergency Food Assistance
The Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads knows sometimes the month lasts longer than your paycheck does and sometimes unexpected expenses can wreak havoc on your budget. To make certain that no military family ever goes hungry, our Patriot's Pantry offers emergency food, supplies and baby items to active-duty service members at no cost to them.
The number of times military children will be transferred by the 12th grade
The percentage of military families who feel isolated from their communities
7 in 10
The ratio of military parents struggling to access affordable, quality childcare.
The percentage of military children on free or reduced-price lunch programs.