A Y for All Community Members

Everyone belongs at the Y, regardless of ability to pay. We are committed to ensuring every community member, has access to our Ys. Our Financial Assistance program enables all individuals and families to become active members and participants at a rate that fits their budgets. This program is possible thanks to the many generous donors who support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign —100% of donations made to the Y help support kids, adults and families in our communities.


The Woodson YMCA is a participant in the Military Outreach Initiative. Please check with your commanding officer to see if you and/or your family qualify for assistance. Please direct questions to Lauryn Erdman at 715-845-2177, ext. 105 or email Lauryn.

Based on income, financial assistance and scholarships are available to those who qualify, and are made possible through contributions to the Woodson YMCA’s annual Community Partners Campaign. Please call either YMCA branch to schedule an appointment to discuss subsidized membership and youth scholarships.
What to bring:
• Copy of most recent tax return or letter from the IRS stating you didn’t have to file taxes
• Social Security, unemployment or disability award letter
• 2 most current paystubs, if applicable
Other Membership Support:
•Displaced Workers - If you have recently lost your source of employment, the Woodson YMCA can provide a 30-day membership at no cost.
•Goodwill - Available to those who cannot qualify for financial assistance but cannot afford to pay the regular membership fees. This membership type is based on the honesty of the prospective member. Inquire at Member Service Center.
•Temporary Assistance - If you are struggling with your current membership, our YMCA staff can help so that you can continue to be involved as a member of the Woodson YMCA.

Please call either YMCA branch to schedule a confidential appointment.  Click here to download and save our application for financial assistance. It can be filled out at the appointment. Please click here if you need to request a free copy of your tax return or to help document that you did not have to file.  (Usually arrives in 5-10 calendar days).