The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) is the constant in a military family’s life: on the home front, during deployment, when transitioning between bases, and in times of conflict and peace.
The ASYMCA is an Association of the YMCA of the USA that is specifically dedicated to serving active duty junior enlisted military service members and their families of all six armed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard. The oldest military support organization in the U.S., the ASYMCA has been “Strengthening Our Military Family®” since 1861 through its 12 branches and 24 affiliate partners, serving 87 military installations and facilities nationwide. Our nationally and locally tailored programs and services for our nation’s troops and their families are offered at no or low cost and require no dues or membership fees.
Here in San Diego, we have programs in the Murphy Canyon, Naval Medical Center San Diego, and Horse of the Sun Ranch in Pine Valley. For more than 100 years we’ve supported San Diego’s military community. Our first location at 500 Broadway opened to military members in 1924. During that time programs focused on physical activity, community, and religion. As the need for support grew, so did our programs. In 1970, ASYMCA San Diego moved into the middle of military housing in Murphy Canyon and led patient recreation programs at Naval Medical Center. Fast forward to 2020, when we provided drive-thru meal distributions, virtual youth activities, and more to families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Physical and mental health are critical for military families, which is why we offer a variety of programs for the whole self and the whole family.
Health and wellness services include:
Children are the heart of our organization because they are the ones who often sacrifice the most. We are honored to provide programs that educate, engage, and entertain children of all ages.
Youth development programs include:
Mission readiness is as much of a mindset as it is a tactical operation. It’s critical that service members know the home front is safe and sound when they deploy for duty.
Social Responsibility initiatives include:
The Armed Services YMCA San Diego provides free or low-cost programs and services for military children, spouses, and the family unit to help ease the unique challenges of military life. This is how we strengthen our military families.
Families provided with critical services
Points of Service delivered to military families
Youth enrolled in education and skill-building programs
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The Armed Services YMCA is proud of our fiscal responsibility and the designation as a top- rated charity. Our consistently outstanding results are based on all aspects that determine the value of a nonprofit: fundraising expenses, administration, transparency of finances, good governance practices, and other leading benchmarks.
The Armed Services YMCA prides itself on using our generous donor contributions wisely and sharing how donations are strengthening our military family through quality programs and services.
Our sponsors and partners enable the ASYMCA to provide more programs and services to more junior enlisted military families across the country. We are grateful for their commitment, generous support, and advancement of our mission to strengthen our military family.Contact Us About Sponsorships
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