Providing Programs and Services for Military Members and Families

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is proud to serve and offer programming for the over 120,000 veterans and military service members in Central Indiana. Our vision is to be a leader of veteran wellness and provide opportunities for veterans and military service members to connect and engage with each other and their communities. Additionally, our easily accessible facilities at the YMCA serve as a safe place for veterans and military service members to feel welcome and part of a larger community.

Through community based partnerships and programs, the YMCA works hard to provide services that meet the needs and interests of all veterans and military service members. The OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA, which opened in 2018, is the first YMCA in the country to feature a VA Health Clinic inside the facility, providing veterans with access to crucial physical and mental health resources. Additionally, in 2021, the Benjamin Harrison YMCA was able to offer 30 free memberships to local veterans experiencing homelessness due to a generous donation from Old National Bank.

Read on to learn more about programs and services available to veterans and military service members in Central Indiana.

  • All YMCA of Greater Indianapolis locations offer a 20% subsidy off regular Association-wide membership rates for veterans, military service members and their families who do not otherwise qualify for a Y membership through DOD Military Outreach Initiative / Title 10 (outlined below).  For this 20% subsidy, proof of service is required, and therefore military memberships cannot be completed online. Please stop by or contact your local YMCA so we may assist you with your membership. (Please note: This subsidy is not available on already subsidized single location rates.)

 

  • Title 10 Personnel: In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel to give them extra support during this difficult period. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.

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Express your creativity as you learn to use new and familiar art materials through individual and collaborative artmaking specifically geared towards veterans and military members of your community and taught by art professionals. Specific art materials and projects will vary, so participants are encouraged to attend weekly! This grant funded program is available at no cost to all participants.

Baxter YMCA (7900 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46227)
Every Monday from 3:30 – 5:00pm, starting August 29, 2022

No registration is required- we invite all veteran and military members to attend and enjoy the workshops! For questions, please email Eileen at emisluk@iupui.edu. Resources and instructors provided by IUPUI Herron School of Art + Design.

FELLOWSHIP AT FLAT ROCK

In collaboration with Veteran Health Indiana, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is excited to offer our first annual overnight veteran camp at the beautiful Flat Rock River YMCA. Veterans are invited to immerse themselves in a weekend of fellowship and outdoor activities from range sports to campfire cooking, all at no cost to all participants!

WHERE: FLAT ROCK RIVER YMCA
6981 W Co Rd 650 N,
St Paul, IN 47272
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 23 – 25, 2022
WHO: ANY MILITARY VETERANS
COST: FREE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

TO REGISTER
If interested, please email Jeff Chapman at jechapman@indymca.org. Spaces are limited.

HOSTED BY THE YMCA OF GREATER INDIANAPOLIS, THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS, & OPERATION: JOB READY VETERANS

Join us as we kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our first annual Women Veteran Resource Fair. Visit with various vendors, access valuable resources, and ask questions with medical professionals. High-risk breast cancer screenings will also be available on-site. Dinner will be provided by Operation: Job Ready Veterans to all attendees. All are welcome!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
IRSAY FAMILY YMCA | 3 – 7PM
5:30  -6:00PM: Featured Vendors Presentation
6:00 – 6:30PM: Survivor Story and Q&A

LEARN MORE

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana: https://www.rhin.com/

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) is an acute care rehabilitation hospital for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. RHI specializes in brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, and comprehensive medical rehabilitation for injuries or illnesses resulting in loss of function. RHI is a community collaboration between Indiana University Health and St. Vincent.

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs: https://www.in.gov/dva/

The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) has remained focused on aiding and assisting Hoosier veterans and qualified family members or survivors, who are eligible for benefits or advantages provided by Indiana and the U.S. government.

Veteran Health Indiana: https://www.indianapolis.va.gov/

Indianapolis VA Medical Center provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services.

Operation Job Ready Vets: https://www.ojrv.org/

Operation: Job Ready Veterans™ (OJRV) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, and military families for successful employment. We make a personal connection with veterans of all eras and ability levels, by assisting with transition, job readiness, and career placement. Our goal is that all clients achieve their employment and career goals.

Roudebush VA: https://www.indianapolis.va.gov/

Indianapolis VA Medical Center provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services.

Every one of us can pitch in to keep veterans and their families strong. Our efforts at the YMCA blend the best community programs with specialized services for veterans and active military. Your financial support allows us to serve more and deepens our impact on the military community.

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