We must do better. There must be change.

June 4, 2020

There must be change, and that change must start with each of us individually.

As a YMCA established in Delaware County, we acknowledge that we have an obligation to affect change – change that is meaningful, change that is positive, change that ensures that everyone in our community has the opportunity to thrive.

We believe everyone must take a stance against racism and the obvious inequities in our community that exist. We must reject discrimination and hatred. We must speak out when wrong is just wrong. No more lives should be lost because of your skin color. We must embrace love and compassion.

The Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility provide us with the framework needed to help effect change. If we all care and watch out for each other – especially those who have faced systemic prejudice, be honest about the good and the bad going on around us, respect that we are all different and that we are all valued, and take responsibility to be a part of positiveness, then real change can happen.

There must be change, and that change must start with each of us committing to each other, acknowledging that everyone is important and that everyone’s opinion matters. Here at the Y, we will be using the voices of our staff, volunteers and community members to start conversations, create change and to help our communities heal. Real change will only start by recognizing that we all want the same thing – an opportunity for life & and opportunity to be part of a community that truly cares.

We must do better. With your help, we will do better for our children, for our community, and for our collective future.

We appreciate your understanding, patience and concern as we navigate the continually changing circumstances related to the Coronavirus.  Staff will be available to respond to member inquiries and plan for the eventual reopening of our branches and child care facilities. It is our plan to rapidly restore all services to meet the needs of our community.  Below you will find ways to stay connected with us.

Your YMCA Membership Options

ALL membership drafts will stop as of May 1, 2020.

We will suspend drafting your membership on MAY 1, 2020. We will  restart drafting your membership when we reopen.

Option 1 – Maintain your membership – Continue supporting your Y

By continuing your membership draft, you help the Y to better support and care for our limited essential staff through the continuation of medical benefits and reduced salaries so they can continue to do critical work during this time of crisis.  You will also enable the Y to fulfill required overhead costs for systems that allow us to serve you remotely, as well as pay for utilities, insurance, and professional disinfection/cleaning measures in preparation for your return. If you choose this option, you do not need to do anything but accept our heartfelt gratitude and thanks.

Option 2. Receive a credit with Y-Dollars

Continue your membership draft and we will credit your account with Y-Dollars equal to half the amount of your monthly membership fee. When we re-open, Y-Dollars can be applied to pay for membership, programs, personal services, personal training and summer camp.  (Y-Dollars Form)

Option 3. Donate to Help Sustain the Y

Help by also considering an additional donation to help sustain our YMCA during this time of crisis. Once we reopen, your donation will help us prepare to provide emergency support, financial assistance and programs to families most impacted by coronavirus through financial hardship, mental health, and community connection.  DONATE NOW

Option 4. Put your membership on HOLD

All memberships will automatically be put on hold on May 1, 2020. If you wish to put your MEMBERSHIP ON HOLD IMMEDIATELY, please email Steve Smith at Ssmith@cyedc.org and put in the subject line MEMBERSHIP HOLD. We will suspend drafting your membership until we reopen (we will automatically restart your draft when we reopen). We understand your decision and remain here for you. We look forward to seeing you back at the Y when we reopen.


YMCA Facebook Page

Our Facebook page is providing a bunch of fun activities like story time, experiments, arts and crafts, and much more.  We will also  will be providing updates on our Facebook page as well as our Homepage. Visit our Facebook page.

Health and Fitness Resources

A collection of workouts for you to try at home. Click here for our home workouts.

Behavior Support for Early Intervention

The DCIU is offering an online class for Behavior Support that you can learn more about here.

Activities for kids

Websites and videos for kids that range from story time to arts and craft projects. Click here for some great kids activities.

How to talk to your children about COVID-19

The PA Department of health has provided information of how to talk to children about COVID-19. Click here for more information.

Resources for Seniors

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our seniors is especially important during these times. The PA Department of Aging has released a COVID-19 resource guide with info on topics like meals, prescriptions, protective services, scams, and staying active. Click here for more information.

Local Delaware County Restaurants Open for Business

Click here to see which Delaware County Restaurants are offering delivery or curbside pick-up.  You can also find their websites as well.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Ridley Area YMCA is hosting multiple blood drives over the next month. Click here to learn when and how to sign up.

Community Meals

Meals for the elderly or anyone (including families) in need. Click here for more information.

Delco Student Meal Options

The following schools are offering meals for students during the week. Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Information 

Information to help you navigate during this difficult time. Click here.

Please click here  for more information about COVID-19 health and safety practices.