THE Y TO PROVIDE FREE DROP-IN CHILDCARE TO HELP CAREGIVERS NEEDING SUPPORT TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE

9 June 2021
Colorful and bright childcare room

YMCA OF SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS TO PROVIDE FREE DROP-IN CHILDCARE TO HELP CAREGIVERS NEEDING SUPPORT TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE

WHO/WHAT: In support of a White House initiative to remove barriers for individuals seeking to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, over 500 YMCAs across the country in nearly every state have agreed to offer free drop-in childcare during vaccination appointments for parents and caregivers who need it. All 21 of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads locations are participating in this initiative.


WHERE: All 21 locations of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads


WHEN: June 9-30, 2021, by appointment 

WHY: To align with the President’s National Month of Action, aimed at mobilizing national organizations, volunteers and individuals to help communities across the country with equitable solutions for those seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. The President’s full National Month of Action fact sheet can be found here. This initiative also aligns with the YMCA of South Hampton Roads promise of working with the community to help provide equitable health resources, as outlined in their most recent Strategic Plan.

HOW: Those in need of drop-in care at the Y for vaccine appointments may make an appointment with the Y for care up to 24 hours before the start time of their drop-in care time slot, and will receive a two hour window of care at the Y they make an appointment with.