Financial Assistance

The Greater Waterbury YMCA keeps our promise to serve the community by making our programs, services, and facilities available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. The Y's Open Doors Financial Assistance Program brings this commitment to life.

Individual and corporate contributions, coupled with proceeds from the  Annual Community Support Campaign, make financial assistance possible for people who need it most. Because of Open Doors, a family in need gains peace of mind knowing that their child is safe under our care, teens interact with and receive support from caring mentors and individuals, and families receive needed social services. Open Doors subsidizes YMCA membership and program services on a needs-based sliding scale, based on family size and income.

Each applicant must submit official documentation of all reported income, including the most recent year's tax return 1040.  Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. If you are a caseworker for an agency applying for several individuals please email Rubi Gil-Lopez.

You can drop off the application in person at 63 Prospect Street Waterbury, CT 06702. OR you can send documents via email to Zoraida Torres for processing! Please be sure to redact any sensitive information prior to dropping off the application. 


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For any questions on the Open Doors Program or the application process, please contact a membership staff person.