YMCA’s Unemployment Membership Program continues to aid those out of work

NORWICH – Midway through 2009, the Norwich Family YMCA Board of Directors approved the Unemployment Membership Program, based on its concern with unemployment on the local and national levels. Since then, the program has expanded to cover the families of the unemployed as well, providing short-term access to the YMCA at no cost.

“As an organization, we thought this was the right thing to do because unemployment affects the entire family, not just the person who is unemployed,” said Norwich Family YMCA Executive Director Jamey Mullen. “Now, if a Y member or a member of the community finds themselves unemployed, we can provide that membership to their children and spouse as well.”

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