DALLAS (March 20, 2020) -- The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announced today in order to help those in our community who are serving on the front lines to fight COVID 19, it has been given special approval by Dallas County Health and Human services to offer Emergency YMCA Child Care for children of those who serve as first responders, healthcare and hospital workers, government officials, grocery workers and others who must continue to work during this challenging time.

Emergency YMCA Child Care will be offered at 11 branches in Dallas, Collin, Ellis and Rockwall Counties from 7:30am - 5:30pm daily for children ages 5-12 including:

  • Collin County Adventure Camp (Anna)
  • Coppell Family YMCA
  • Grand Prairie Family YMCA
  • JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall
  • McKinney Family YMCA
  • Park South YMCA (South Dallas)
  • Plano Family YMCA
  • Richardson Family YMCA
  • Semones Family YMCA (North Dallas)
  • T. Boone Pickens YMCA (Downtown Dallas)
  • Waxahachie Family YMCA


“The YMCA has always changed and adapted to meet the needs of the community. Although our physical locations are temporarily closed, the Y is still here to support and provide for our community in its time of need. As our first responders, health care workers and others still need to physically report to work each day, we want to ease their burden and childcare is one less thing they need to worry about during this time,” said Curt Hazelbaker, President and CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.


Spots are limited to 50 attendees per day, per location. The camp will adhere to guidelines by city, county and state officials including limiting group sizes inside of the camp to no more than 10. Childcare will begin Monday, March 23, and will run each weekday until the end of April. As more developments occur regarding the coronavirus public health crisis, we will continue to evaluate how we support the community. We are offering a rate of $45 per day per child for first responders, government officials, hospital, healthcare and grocery workers. Financial assistance is also available.


We will continue to provide this type of support and more as long as this crisis continues and for as long as we have the capabilities and support of our community. To learn more and sign up, visit www.ymcadallas.org/EmergencyYMCAChildCare.


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About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in 21 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. To learn more or get involved in improving our local communities, have opportunities to make an impact and support your neighbors, please visit us at www.ymcadallas.org.