NORWICH – As more and more companies are making staffing cuts in order to stay afloat during this difficult economic time, the YMCA is trying to ensure that those who lose their jobs have one less thing to worry about.
The Y recently rolled out a new program that would allow members who lose their jobs to keep their membership until they can get back on their feet. “This is a huge new program, that ranks right up there with our Open Doors scholarship program,” said YMCA Executive Director Jamey Mullen.
The unemployment membership program was recently instituted in Norwich to help those who lose their jobs. Current YMCA members who lose their jobs can apply to be part of the program, which allows them a three-month membership at no charge. Non-members can receive a one month membership at no charge.