COVID-19 Help From the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor YMCAs

The YMCA is adopting and offering a variety of family resources and events in southeast Michigan. Here, find out what your local YMCA has happening for you in May 2020.

The front of a YMCA

Are you looking for something enriching to fill your family’s weekend while you’re at home? Your local YMCA delivers with a variety of virtual activities for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages.

In May 2020, the YMCA is stepping up to help families under lockdown due to COVID-19 with online classes and community services.

Get the details about these options and more right here — and be sure to check-in next month for even more YMCA offerings here in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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At-home workouts

Enjoy free access to more than 100 workouts. Ask your club how to subscribe to even more health content, including 800 virtual fitness options.

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Childcare at the Farmington Family YMCA

  • Address: 28100 Farmington Road, Farmington

Starting Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the Farmington Family YMCA will be re-opening its childcare program for kids ages 3-12 in order to support essential workers and families returning to work.

Grab and Go Meals

  • Locations:
    • Birmingham Y, 400 E Lincoln St., Birmingham
    • Boll Family Y, 1401 Broadway St., Detroit
    • Brightmoor Artisans, 22735 Fenkell Ave., Detroit
    • City Covenant Church, 13624 Stout, Detroit
    • Downtown Boxing Gym, 6445 E. Vernor, Detroit
    • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Cullen Plaza 1340 Atwater, Detroit
    • Downriver Y, 16777 Northline Road, Southgate
    • Farmington Y, 28100 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
    • Great Lakes Crossing, 4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills
    • Hazel Park Community Center, 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park
    • Jefferson Oaks, 22001 Republic Ave., Oak Park
    • Kulick Community Center 1201 Livernois St., Ferndale
    • Lakeshore, 23401 E. Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores
    • Livonia Y, 14225 Stark Road, Livonia
    • Love Rising Church, 21230 Moross Road, Detroit
    • Macomb Y, 10 N. River Road, Mount Clemens
    • Oakland Urban Farm, 9227 Goodwin, Detroit
    • North Oakland, 3378 E. Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills
    • South Oakland, 1016 W. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak
    • Y Kitchen/Peaches & Greens, 8838 Third Ave., Detroit

The YMCA and LaGrasso Bros have partnered up to provide local families fruit and veggies. Every Friday through June 30, families can swing by a participating location to snag 15 pounds of fresh produce. In addition, families can pick up eight meals per child at select times. Check online for more information.

Headspace

Staying inside isn’t always easy but you can make it a bit more calming with meditation, sleep and mindfulness exercises offered by the YMCA.

SilverSneakers on-demand

Community seniors find online classes, health tips and workout videos geared toward them and their health needs.

Support for furloughed employees

Those who have been laid-off or furloughed fine support and other benefits through the YMCA.

Virtual Arts

The YMCA and the Detroit Creativity Project came together to form the Improv Project online, which offers interactive arts and education. You can check out the virtual exhibit by Sanda Cook, now.

Virtual career prep

This online service for teens helps them prepare for life beyond high school. Register for these Wednesday sessions by contacting tmial@ymcadetroit.org.

Virtual YMCA

The YMCAs might be closed for the time being, but you can still find all kinds of community support — including information on utility shut-off prevention, unemployment, food pickup and much more.

YMCA at home

Keep your body and mind in shape with at-home fitness and wellness tips for both individuals and families with kids.

YMCA 360

Try all the newest YMCA classes and programming from the comfort of your home with this on-demand video service.

Content brought to you by the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. For more information on your local YMCA, or details on even more YMCA happenings, ymcadetroit.org.

This post is updated regularly.