YMCA EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE FUND

The YMCA of Greater Louisville has created an Employee Assistance Fund (EAF). This fund is intended to provide assistance to YMCA staff members impacted by the closure of our YMCA programs and facilities. EAF award amounts are based on each employee’s usual payroll deposit, up to a maximum of $400. EAF awards are providedfor assistance with immediate and essential needs, such as housing, medical, food and transportation within the available resources of the Fund.

RECEIVE EMERGENCY SUPPORT IN THESE CRITICAL AREAS

RENT/MORTGAGE

For staff at risk of losing their home due to inability to pay rent or mortgage:
Staff are requested to show statement for verification, and payment will be made directly to landlord or lender.

UTILITIES

For staff at risk of having their electricity, phone, water, or internet discontinued:
Staff are requested to show statement for verification, and payment will be made directly to the utility.

FOOD

For staff who are unable to purchase food for their families:
Staff can request an award in the form of a gift card to a local grocery.

MEDICAL SERVICES

For staff who are unable to pay medical bills:
Staff are requested to show billing for verification, and payment will be made directly to the medical facility.

OTHER IMMEDIATE NEEDS

For staff who need help with other essential needs:
Staff are requested to explain the need and provide documentation.

ELIGIBILITY

There are five criteria for YMCA staff to be eligible for EAF support. To qualify, staff must:
  • be a current, part-time or full-time employee,
  • have been employed by the YMCA for at least 45 days prior to loss of wages,
  • had work reduced or eliminated due to program, site, or facility closing,
  • have not been offered work at other sites, or in other program areas,
  • be currently experiencing an inability to meet basic needs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

See other Employee Assistance Fund FAQs.

SUBMIT A REQUEST BELOW

If you meet the eligibility requirements above, you may submit an application at any time. The maximum award in the first six months of the program is the average payroll deposit of the two most recent pay periods prior to the disruption of income, up to a maximum of $400. Award decisions, processing and distribution will require five to seven business days. Applicants will be informed of award decisions via their email provided in the application.
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