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The New Jersey Alliance of YMCAs join the citizens of our state in mourning the tragic death of George Floyd and are heartbroken by the events of racial injustice that have been escalating across our country.

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Dear YMCA Family & Colleagues, Today, our community is going through uncertain and unprecedented times and challenges. Although our facilities are temporarily closed, we remain open to meet the various needs of our state’s most vulnerable. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, many YMCAs across New Jersey have repurposed buildings and redirected staff

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At 6:00 am, the first car has already pulled up to the door of the Meadowlands YMCA. Each car joining that long conga line is waiting for one valuable food box to be dropped into its car trunk five hours later at 11 am. It’s first come first serve, and everyone there knows that demand is so great that sometimes they can run out of boxes by 11:15

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During these challenging times, the Capital Area YMCA has become an everyday superhero by feeding families in the Trenton community. While many food access programs have been discontinued due to COVID-19, Capital Area YMCA has increased its services. “Since 85 percent of the students in Trenton are eligible for free- or reduced-price school meals,

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The mom on the phone was frantic. As a postal worker, she held an essential position and had to report to work, but she needed daily care for her child. Fortunately, the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy was able to welcome the child into its Edison YMCA Learning Center. Although the family lives in South Brunswick, 20 miles away, the

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Every two seconds, someone in the US needs blood. As the Covid-19 public health crisis continues, and traditional places that hold blood drives such as schools and churches are closed, Greater Somerset County YMCA has stepped in to support this urgent need for blood. “To help combat the severe blood shortage, we reached out to health and rescue

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With the current public health crisis and need for physical distancing, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County has shifted its business model for counseling services by offering telehealth sessions to support children, adults and teens. The telehealth services offered via phone or video conferencing, enable the Y to continue providing mental health support

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Amid Covid-19, Lakeland Hills Family YMCA continues to help individuals focus on their health through its telehealth program. The Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program initially began onsite with 32 participants. However, virtual visits are now the mainstay. Periodic telehealth visits are scheduled with nurses to discuss individual health cases while the

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