West Cook YMCA

Financial Assistance

Our commitment is to give every family, senior and child access to programming that strengthens spirit, mind and body. To make that possible, we offer financial assistance to those who are unable to afford the full membership rates. All records are kept confidential.

We invite any qualified resident in our service area to apply.  Scholarship amounts vary by need and are awarded first-come-first-served, based on availability of funding. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Elizabeth Lopez at 708.434.0205 or elopez@westcookmca.org.

Annual Support & Financial Assistance Program

Your Y is more than a gym — it’s a community of men, women and children from all walks of life. From volleyball to volunteerism, lunges to learning the alphabet, squats to successfully finding a home, West Cook Y helps our community become stronger every day. 

Our Annual Support Campaign is your opportunity to help friends and neighbors achieve even more.  In 2014, because of gifts from members like you, we provided over $100,000 in financial assistance to more than 1,000 families, adults, seniors and youth in the 10 communities we serve.  Neighbors in need received access to child care, preschool, fitness classes, sports, gardening, enrichment activities, and so much more!

Please join us in making our community stronger by giving to the Y’s Annual Support Campaign.  You can add an amount to your monthly membership deduction, make a donation or complete a pledge card at the front desk, or donate online here.

We are also looking for Y Champions who will lend their time and support to the effort.  If you have a passion for what the Y is and does and you can give your time, please contact Tara Lenardi at tlenardi@westcookymca.org.


Thank you for making your community stronger through the Y’s Annual Support Campaign.

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