Our core programmatic focus is on the resiliency of military families. Military life presents unique challenges for the family unit and each individual member. That’s why we provide experiences to help navigate military life amidst transfers, deployments, increased child care needs and financial burdens. Programs are offered at no or low cost and require no membership fees.
We work closely with the Department of Defense and installation commands to identify opportunities and augment service areas to help young military families come together, stay together and thrive together.
A new-and-improved membership and program portal is on its way! Soon you'll be able to sign up for memberships, enroll in programs, and update account information, all online! In the meantime, you can visit our services directory to get in contact with a staff member who can guide you through accessing our services.Go to Services Directory
After School Care
The Five Star Kids Academy at the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads offers school-age care to children ages 4 through 12 in a safe and reliable learning-focused environment.
Pre-K Early Education
The Five Star Kids Pre-K program offers full-day and "school day" classes for to prepare children for a successful transition to kindergarten and become independent, enthusiastic, and self-confident learners.
Parent-Child Learning Playgroups
Operation Little Learners is an interactive early childhood education program for parents and their children to enhance bonds and encourage child development.
Youth Resiliency Program
Operation Hero is a no-cost after-school program designed to help military kids who may be struggling with change get back on track at home and in school.
Encompassing summer, day, and holiday camps, Operation Camp encourages healthy living and provides activities and social bonding opportunities for military children.
Annual Art & Essay Contest
The annual Armed Services YMCA Art & Essay Contest gives military children a voice. It also serves as a reminder of the sacrifices military children, service members, and their families make for our country
The Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads offers grocery support for military families to combat food insecurity and help reduce financial stress, enabling them to focus on mission readiness.
FAMILY READINESS GROUP SUPPORT
The ASYMCA of HR facilitates Family Readiness Group (FRG) meetings that foster an environment of information sharing and support to the families of deployed units to assist one another in overcoming domestic challenges associated with military deployments.
Holiday Transportation Assistance
Operation Ride Home provides financial assistance to active duty junior-enlisted military and their families to travel home for the holidays.
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