Our core programmatic focus is on the resiliency of military families. Military life presents unique challenges for the family unit and each individual member. That’s why we provide experiences to help navigate military life amidst transfers, deployments, increased child care needs and financial burdens. Programs are offered at no (cost-covered) or low cost and require no membership fees.
We work closely with the Department of Defense and installation commands to identify opportunities and augment service areas to help young military families come together, stay together and thrive together.
Parent Participation Preschool
Parent Participation Preschool is a three-phased, part-time program, designed for parents to help their child transition from home to school while working side-by-side with them.
Parent-Child Learning & Playgroups
Operation Little Learners is an interactive early childhood education program for parents and their children to enhance bonds and encourage child development.
Children's Waiting Room
This unique, free program provides childcare services inside military hospitals and clinics, as well as in strategic service areas, thus enabling parents to keep scheduled appointments without the stress of finding childcare.
School-Age Resiliency Program
Operation Hero is a no-cost after-school program designed to help military kids who may be struggling with change get back on track at home and in school.
Operation Camp encourages healthy living and provides activities and social bonding opportunities for military children.
Annual Art & Essay Contest
The annual Armed Services YMCA Art & Essay Contest gives military children a voice. It also serves as a reminder of the sacrifices military children, service members, and their families make for our country
Armed Services YMCA Hawaii offers grocery support for military families to combat food insecurity and help reduce financial stress, enabling them to focus on mission readiness.
Holiday Travel Assistance
Operation Ride Home provides financial assistance to active duty junior-enlisted military and their families to travel home for the holidays.
Operation Holiday Joy provides meals for junior-enlisted service members and their families during the Thanksgiving holiday.
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