ACCESS Member Program Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Assistance for Programs
The Y is committed to helping everyone achieve their full potential. Financial assistance, to the extent possible, is available through our ACCESS Program for people to obtain financial assistance from the YMCA.
Applying for financial assistance easy.
In order to process your ACCESS application, you will be asked to submit verification of your financial status, so we can complete your application.
Required Verification Documents: Complete Tax Return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, SCHEDULE C (if self-employed))
- Three consecutive recent pay stubs showing your monthly/annual income when a tax return is not available with accompanying verification including: Social Security SSI Benefit Letter, Disability Letter, Unemployment Letter, Retirement Letter, Child Support, Worker’s Compensation, Food Stamps (SNAP), Housing Assistance, and State and/or Federal Benefits.
- If you have experienced a significant change in income since 12/31 of the previous year; submit 1 month of recent pay stubs in addition to your tax return
*Our ACCESS Member Program is funded by generous local donors who wish to help make the YMCA available to their neighbors. All applicants must reside in the communities we serve Lynn, Lynnfield, Melrose, Nahant, Peabody, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Winthrop, and Wakefield.