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The Lock Haven Area YMCA is a charitable, non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of community life. The Y strengthens the spirit, mind and body of all people. We build character by promoting the values of caring, respect, honesty, and responsibility. The Lock Haven Area YMCA Board of Directors feels strongly that the Y is for everyone. No one will be turned away because of their inability to pay, subject to the availability of funds. Our mission is to serve the people of the Lock Haven community.


Aid is not a handout, but a helping hand. The Y is here for people of all walks of life - when things are OK and when there are problems. Most people can afford the quality programs of the Y, and expect to pay fees out of a sense of personal responsibility. In time of need, Y financial assistance continues this responsibility in a partnership of assistance. Each participant will pay a part of the fees, based upon a sliding scale and the specific needs of the individual or family. Financial assistance is a temporary agreement extending assistance in a time of need. As the need decreases, it is expected that your share of payment will increase accordingly. Assistance will be granted for a specific time period. If assistance is still required after this period of time, another financial assistance form will need to be completed.

Application Process/Guidelines

    1. Complete the Financial Assistance Application - in full. You can print, and submit a hard copy.
    2. Assistance is reviewed on a one-program, per-person, per-session basis (not including membership).
    3. Submit the application to our Member Services Director, Chelsea Edwards, via the front desk staff.  
    4. Proof of income is required before the assistance will be considered.
    5. Attach personal letter of circumstances/reason for requesting financial assitance.
    6. Proof of residence.
    7. You will be notified of the status of your application.
    8. Assistance will be granted on the basis of financial need. The YMCA reserves the right to refuse assistance to any applicant.
    9. Financial Assistance requests for programs must be received prior to the session starting.
    10. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Hill, 570.748.6727, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.