Legal-name: YMCA of Greater Long Beach
Previous-name: Additional information: Lakewood Family YMCA branch
Address: 3605 Long Beach Blvd, Ste 210
City: Long Beach
Organizational-status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Officer: Alfredo Velasco, President & CEO
GrantPurpose: Offering assistance and support to the greater Lakewood Family YMCA Community (Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens, Long Beach) in response to COVID19.
Periodoftime: Duration of COVID19 crisis- 90 days+
Audienceserved: Youth, young adults, families, seniors, furloughed employees.
Demoofaudience: From 5 years old to 70+ years old. Low to moderate income.
District: Districts 5,7, and 8
1. What disaster recovery service have already been provided? : The Lakewood Family Y has provided furloughed employees social and emotional support as well as internet access to allow furloughed employees to for State sponsored programs such as Unemployment, SSI, Cal Fresh and General Relief. Additionally, Day Camp for essential workers, Senior well-being checks and food delivery is occurring. The Y has also developed and hosts the City of Lakewood Collaborative in response to COVID19. The collaborative of 23 businesses, faith based organizations, City, State and other nonprofit agencies are merging resources to provide the most effective use of resources and funds.
2. What disaster recovery service will be provided by this grant? : Day Camp: The Lakewood Family Y is providing day camp for essential workers. We have served the following professionals: grocery store workers, law enforcement, health care, firefighters, military, federal, city and state employees. In addition to providing traditional day camp environment to children, the Y would meet the need children have to complete e-learning assignments. Financial assistance is available at the Y to ensure that not child is turned away due to their ability to pay. The Y’s commitment to financial aid resources for the community and essential workers would be met through disaster relief funding.
Furloughed employees: The Lakewood Family Y furloughed over 190 staff on Friday, March 20th. We continue to do well-checks on staff to ensure they have the means to complete college courses, have reliable internet, utility payments, food and essential sanitary supplies. The City of Lakewood Collaborative is a partner with the Y offering discounts on food and essential supplies.
Seniors: We are providing support to over 1,000 seniors that are now home bound by directly speaking (phone) with them on a weekly basis. This includes asking about their well-being which includes current physical health and mental health, basic needs, food, supplies, prescriptions and other assistance regarding daily living expenses. If the assessment identifies a need, the Y will have the resources to support their need firsthand. To support seniors social and emotional well-being, seniors may participate in a phone tree to check on other peers, and or participate in Zoom home exercises and scheduled e-fellowship.
3. What organization and or individuals will you assist? : 1500 youth, young adults, seniors and furloughed employees.
4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount?: None at this time.
5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for?: None at this time.