We know it can be challenging to find balance in life, especially when your spouse is serving our country overseas.

The YMCA is here for you. For your children. For your family.

The Mattoon Area Family YMCA participates in the Military Outreach Initiative offered through the Armed Services YMCA’s contract with the Department of Defense. We participate in the YMCA Member program only. This incredible program allows military families to take advantage of free YMCA memberships during their active duty service.

While your family is serving our community, the Y community wants to serve you. Stay healthy in our group exercise classes. Make memories in swim lessons. Get active in one of our fun community events. Whatever you need- we’re here for you.

Please visit the Armed Services YMCA website to learn more about the program. All applications must be submitted to the Armed Services YMCA following the instructions on their website.

For more information on how your family can take advantage of a free YMCA membership, please contact Sarah Dowell at (217) 234-9494 or