Central Coast YMCA staff members have been making calls to homebound senior members as well as delivery of groceries and other essential items during this statewide shelter-in-place order.
During these unprecedented times, CCYMCA remains committed to those with the most pressing needs, including calling all members aged 60 or older to assess any unmet needs they may have during the shelter-in-place order. Many seniors responded that they were happy to have someone call them for a quick conversation and expression of care and support.
Through partnerships with Blue Zones, SVMHS, Meals on Wheels, the Salvation Army, Food Bank and Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association (CHISPA), CCYMCA is making daily food deliveries, along with books from our lending library and special custom artwork from the children attending our Y Essential Childcare Camps. We are also offering pick up of groceries, pharmacy and other essential needs. During the shelter-in-place order, CCYMCA will continue to make lend employee capacity to our community partners.
For more information, call (831) 757-4633 or go to the Central Coast YMCA website at: centralcoastymca.org.
About the Central Coast YMCA
Formed in 1989, the Central Coast YMCA began with the merger of two independent YMCAs; the Salinas Community YMCA (founded in 1921) and the Watsonville Family YMCA (founded in 1898). Originally a USO built in 1941, with the purpose of supporting American troops during World War II, the YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula joined the association in 1990. In 1998 the South County YMCA became the fourth branch in the association, extending its service area to the residents of south Monterey County. The YMCA of San Benito County became the fifth and most recent addition to the association in 1999.
CCYMCA is an independent, private, nonprofit corporation, a part of the YMCA of the USA, but responsible for its own policies, programs, and budgets. It employs 27 full-time employees, about 225 part-time employees, and 120 volunteers who impact approximately 40,000 people in Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties.
CCYMCA is located at 500 Lincoln Ave. in Salinas.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901