Financial Assistance

Everyone is Welcome

The YMCA of Northwest Louisiana is a Membership Organization open to all people.  Through the generosity of donors, we are able to provide programs and services to those who may not otherwise be able to participate.  Financial assistance, to every extent possible, is available to those in need through our Y Cares Program.  You may ask for a confidential assistance application at any of the three branches of the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana.  All YMCA members receive the same membership benefits, regardless of scholarship assistance.

How to Join Our Y CARES Program:

For Membership/Program Assistance:

Stop by the Welcome Center at the BHP Y, Lash Family Y or the Downtown Y.  To process your application, we need the following information:

The YMCA will review the application to determine financial assistance eligibility and you will be contacted if your award has been approved.


Financial assistance is available to anyone based on family income, household size, and the availability of YMCA funds.  Assistance is provided on a fair and open basis, in accordance with our donors’ wishes.  Financial assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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