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Why is everything so far apart?

Many people don’t notice at first how much personal space is available as you move through the Y. And if you do, you may wonder why there is so much “wasted space.” For persons navigating with assistive devices, though, there is never any question. The ability to navigate a building, from entry to exit and all points between, without having to make uncomfortable compensation for a walker, wheelchair, or any other accessory is essential to the Stephens Family YMCA experience. This is a facility where everyone can feel equally comfortable and able.

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Financial Assistance

Hear from a scholarship recipient to learn how YMCA assistance helped make a difference in her child's life... it could possibly make a difference in yours too. Click the"Scholarship Video" tab below to view video.

Thank you for your interest in the Stephens Family YMCA where our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. In support of our mission, we offer a financial assistance program that lends support to families and individuals with low income and/or extenuating circumstances so they may have the opportunity to participate in membership and programs at the Y.

For important information about applying for our Financial Assistance Program, click below for Overview and Commonly Asked Questions.

An Application may be downloaded by clicking below or obtained at our facility at 2501 Fields South Drive, Champaign.

NOTE: Only complete applications with income documentation attached will be reviewed within 10-14 business days. Incomplete applications are immediately returned to the applicant.