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Special Membership Offerings

At the Edwardsville YMCA, we have special membership offerings for our members to ensure you get the benefits you deserve.

Active Older Adults

We’re proud to support our military and active older adults with special membership opportunities. The Y also offers financial assistance for kids, teens, families, and adults in need of assistance.

SilverSneakers100% off of Mission Individual Membership
Optum Renew Active100% off of Mission Individual Membership
Military & First Responders10% off Mission Memberships

All of these offerings will receive 100% off of the Joining Fee.

OPTUM Renew Active & SILVERSNEAKERS

Am I Eligible?
These special membership offerings are for adults who qualify under their Medicare health plan. If you are unsure of your eligibility you can: talk to your health care provider, check online, or come to either Edwardsville YMCA location and our staff will help determine your eligibility.

What Do I Need For Registration?
When you come in please bring your Healthways ID card or insurance card. You will need to fill out the application and waiver forms at the desk.

Helping Our Heroes

Military & First Responders Memberships
Military Members and First Responders do so much to keep our families and neighbors safe, and the Y wants to support their efforts to stay strong, relieve stress and find balance in their lives.

Become a member today with no joining fee and get 10% off your Mission Membership! This offer is our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country, keeping our neighborhoods safe and enriching our lives through prayer and reflection.

*Must present proof of employment OR valid military ID when joining.

*Military Personnel can be active, retired or veterans – please bring in proof of service (military ID).

Guest Policy
Active military personnel, who are visiting the area on leave and their dependents, will be extended the benefit of using the Edwardsville YMCA facilities at no charge. This benefit will be limited to a maximum of 30 days annually. Fill out the Active Military Fee Waiver form and return to the Membership Director prior to your visit to get extended guest pass approved. Walk-in requests can fill out a waiver form at the front desk, show proof of eligibility, and receive a pass at that time. This applies to membership fees only. All other fees for programs apply.

Proof of Eligibility:

  • Individuals – a copy of your orders that state you are on active duty or present your ID card that indicates you are a member of an active component.
  • Dependents – for dependents to be included in the membership they must meet the military’s definition of dependents.

YMCA Military Outreach
Deployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships to eligible military families and personnel to give them extra support during this difficult period. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.

Eligible Military Families and Personnel:

  • Family members of deployed National Guard and Reservists 
  • Active Duty Independent Duty personnel and their families as approved by their Military Service Headquarters 
  • Relocated spouses and family members of deployed Active Duty personnel 
  • Eligibility is for Title 10 personnel only

To receive membership benefits from the YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, eligible military families and personnel should follow these steps:

  • Contact Military OneSource at http://www.militaryonesource.com or (800) 342-9647 to confirm eligibility and receive an eligibility form. 
  • Fill out and bring your eligibility form, Military ID and any other required documentation (generally your Deployment Orders or Military Service Headquarters approval letter) to the
  • Edwardsville YMCA for verification (please do not leave copies of these documents at the YMCA). 
  • Fill out a membership application at the Edwardsville YMCA service desk.

Our Military Kids

If you or your spouse are in the National Guard or Reserves and are deployed overseas, Our Military Kids can help pay for sports, fine arts and tutoring programs for your children. For more information on this program go to http://www.ourmilitarykids.org/

Please contact our Senior Member Services Director, Erin Richardson at erichardson@edwymca.com (618) 656-0436) for more information about our Special Membership Offerings.

Foster Families

THE ESSENCE OF THE Y
The Edwardsville YMCA wants to nurture the potential of our youth, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility within our community. We want to ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME
The Edwardsville YMCA is committed to providing services to everyone in our area. Our Foster Care program, which is supported by generous donations to our Annual Campaign, helps to provide assistance to youth and families who take on the important job of fostering children in our community.

COMMITTED TO OUR COMMUNITY
Every Mission Member receives the same membership benefits, regardless or whether or not they receive support. Everyone can feel confident knowing that they are a part of an organization that care greatly for the well-being of all people and is committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

We are offering 50% off your Mission Membership monthly if you have foster children. Please fill out the form and return it to the Niebur Center front desk. You are eligible for as long as you have foster kids. If you have a change in the children you are fostering, you will need to let us know in order to update your membership. If you believe that your family would need or qualify for more assistance, please fill out the Financial Assistance packet and return it to the Niebur Center front desk.

PLEASE NOTE
• Support from our Foster Care Membership Program reduces membership (50%) and certain program fees (Group Swim Lessons & Youth Rec. Sports); it does not eliminate them. Special circumstances will be taken into consideration upon completion of application.
• Membership and program fees are subject to change upon your annual renewal review. You must reapply every year.
• If you have a change to the children you are fostering, we ask that you let us know in order for us to change your membership accordingly.
• If you are no longer fostering children, we ask that you let us know in order for us to reallocate the funds to another family in need.
• In order to start the process of having support granted, you will need to fill out the Foster Care Membership Program Application and provide the needed documents. You will then be contacted by the YMCA to go over your request. We reserve the right to request additional information when necessary.
• Memberships must start drafting within 60 days of the application submission. If documents are not provided in full within this time frame, you will need to reapply for assistance.

Please contact the Edwardsville YMCA if you have any questions at 656-0436 ext. 2311.

Foster Care Application Form

College Memberships

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS? COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN JOIN THE Y FOR LESS!

$20 College Mission Membership!

30 Day Memberships are sold from December 10th – 24th
No Extra Joining Fee ($50 Savings) • Ages 18 – 24
Bring Your Valid College Id & Drivers License To Join

NIEBUR CENTER • 1200 Esic Drive • 618.656.0436
MEYER CENTER • 7348 Goshen Road • 618.655.1460

Edwardsville YMCA