Federal Employee Assistance Program

As a nation, we just experienced the longest government shutdown in history. It is estimated that at least 35,000 Houstonians with federal jobs were impacted.

As an organization, the YMCA is called to serve our communities, and during this difficult and uncertain time, we want to do what we can to support YOU. Our Federal Employee Assistance Program is designed to provide you and your family with a place to exercise, opportunities to spend time together and provide some necessary stress relief. 


Through this program, the YMCA of Greater Houston is offering a complimentary 60-day membership pass to any federal employee impacted by the government shutdown. Join our YMCA family and: 

  • Grab a cup of coffee in the lobby
  • Get a workout to keep you healthy
  • Join a group exercise class
  • Spend time with the kids in the pool
  • Enjoy social time with others in the community

This pass can be activated at any of our 26 Houston area locations and is valid through April 30, 2019. A valid government ID is required. 


Already a YMCA Member? Stop by the Welcome Center at your local YMCA with your government ID and request a 60-day hold on your membership dues. You and your family may continue to enjoy the YMCA during the hold period with no dues charged.   






The YMCA is joining with other community organizations to meet basic needs. Our partners at Houston Relief HUB are working to provide basic necessities and resources to those impacted. If you are in need of additional services, click their logo below for more information. The 211 Texas/United Way Helpline is also an excellent resource.    



The YMCA is grateful for the generosity of donors who assist us in making a meaningful impact in our community. Participation in the YMCAs programs and services can truly be life changing for those in need. Learn more about how you can support the work of the YMCA. 



If you are looking for other ways to give during this time, Houston Relief HUB has information on tangible items needed. Click their logo above to learn more.