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Gleason Family YMCA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PRICES & MEMBERSHIP TYPES

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If you’ve been thinking that you can’t afford to be part of the Y – think again! At YMCA Southcoast, we welcome everyone’s involvement by providing financial assistance through our Financial Assistance Program. It’s an important part of our mission.

You can download the Financial Assistance Application here. Complete the application, attach the necessary documentation, and return it to your Y branch. All applications are kept strictly confidential.
 
HOW IS THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DETERMINED?

Your Y’s Membership Director will review your financial information and based on a sliding fee scale, determine the amount of assistance that will be offered to you. You will receive a letter regarding your assistance within one week of the Y receiving your application.

WHERE DO THE FUNDS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE COME FROM?

This program is funded through our Annual Campaign and through the United Way.

We are committed to this simple policy: No one will be turned away due to their inability to pay for Y programs, camps, or memberships. Please complete the YCares application and return it to your local YMCA Southcoast branch in Dartmouth, Fall River, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Swansea, or Wareham.

PAYMENT

Your first month’s membership dues will be pro-rated at the time that you join. Most members pay dues through a monthly bank draft/credit card that will be established at the time you join. You may also pay for your membership dues on a quarterly or annual basis.

GUEST PASSES

Only one complimentary guest pass per visitor. Must present a valid ID at Welcome Center. Children ages 17 & under must have a parent/guardian signed waiver on file on their 1st visit. Please do not drop off children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

GUEST PASS FORM

DONATIONS

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

To fulfill our commitment to the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, the Y provides Financial Assistance to families and individuals in need. Financial Assistance is supported by the Annual Support Campaign at YMCA Southcoast. This fund is made up of donations from individuals and businesses who believe in our mission to provide access to all. We are so grateful to these donors for keeping the Y accessible to everyone.

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MAKE A STOCK GIFT

Learn more here. 

MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers have matching gift programs. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. 100% of both donations will directly support individuals and families who need financial assistance to be a part of the Y.   Please check with your company’s HR department to see if your company offers a matching gift program.

YMCA SOUTHCOAST is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID number is 04-2104749.

MAKE A PLANNED GIFT

With a legacy gift to the Y, you can ensure programs and services continue to change people’s lives. Learn more here

MAKE A GIFT BY MAIL OR PHONE

To make a gift by mail, please send your donation to:

YMCA SOUTHCOAST
128 Union Street, Suite 304
New Bedford, MA 02740

To make a gift by phone, please call 508.996.9622 x 123.

VOLUNTEERING AT THE Y

As a YMCA volunteer, your time and talent goes a long way. You can lead a program, serve as a role model for young people, help with a special event, campaign for annual support, or be a part of a committee working to make the YMCA the best it can be! No matter how you help you’ll make a big difference as you work with others to create a feeling of connectedness in your community.

Learn More

REFUNDS

New members have 30 days from the date of membership to decide if the Y is the place for them. If you are not completely satisfied, you will receive a full refund. To do so, you must complete the appropriate form available at the Welcome Center. For additional refund policies, please contact your nearest branch.

WHAT IS NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIP?

Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home location is the facility that enrolled you as a member and that collects your membership dues). We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our cause of strengthening communities.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • Valid for active, full facility YMCA members
  • Nationwide member visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time
  • Program-only participants and special memberships are not eligible for Nationwide Membership
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE AT THE YMCA?

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Address
33 Charge Pond Road, Wareham, MA
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 466, Wareham, MA

Wellness Hours
Mon-Fri: 5am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 7am-5pm

Branch Hours – Full Facility
Mon-Fri: 5am-9pm
Saturday: 7am-5pm
Sunday: 7am-5pm

Outdoor Pool Hours
CLOSED FOR SEASON

*Pool closes 15 minutes prior to closing hours to ensure guests are able to clear locker rooms in a timely manner.

Outdoor Pool Hours
Mon-Fri: 3:30pm-7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-5pm
*Pool closes 15 minutes prior to closing hours to ensure guests are able to clear locker rooms in a timely manner.

Holiday Hours
New Years Eve: 7am-12pm
New Years Day: Closed
Easter Sunday: Closed
Memorial Day: Closed
Independence Day: Closed
Labor Day: Closed
Thanksgiving Day: 7–11am
Christmas Eve: 7am-12pm
Christmas Day: Closed

Visit our Schedules page for holiday closures

Child Watch Hours*
Monday | Wednesday | Friday
8:30am-11:30am
Tuesday | Thursday
8:30am-10:30am
Monday-Friday
4:30pm-6:30pm

Saturday
8:30am-10:30am

*Child Watch will close 30 minutes prior to closing hours if there are no children in care.

Phone
​508.295.9622

Fax
508.295.8973