The YMCA is a lifeline for many local parents and grandparents like Sandra Lopez, who is raising two grandchildren on her own. Her grandchildren attend the Lynn YMCA’s School Age Childcare program and knows she can count on the Y to take great care of her grandchildren and be there for support when she needs it. “As a single grandmother raising two kids, I depend on the YMCA. I’m very blessed that I found a program where my grandchildren get structure, participate in so many different activities and interact with other kids,” says Sandra. “The YMCA makes me feel like part of the family. I can always count on the staff at the YMCA for a listening ear and support when I need it.”

The YMCA childcare programs give parents peace of mind knowing their children are well cared for in a safe, nurturing environment while they are apart. “The YMCA programs help my kids develop their social skills and give me time to handle my responsibilities while I know they are in a safe place. “