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Our Services


Our focus supports the relief, readiness and resiliency of military families. Military life presents unique challenges for the family unit and each individual member. That’s why we provide no-cost and low-cost programs and services to help navigate change, connect to a new community and support you along your journey.

Child & Youth Programs

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Child Development Center

Armed Services YMCA offers affordable and accessible, quality care programs for young children designed to help prepare them for future success.

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Operation Little Learners

Operation Little Learners is an interactive early childhood education program for parents and their children to enhance bonds and encourage child development.

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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.

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Operation Hero

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.

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Operation Camp

Encompassing summer, day, and holiday camps, Operation Camp encourages healthy living and provides activities and social bonding opportunities for military children.

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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.

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Military Family Assistance Services

Food Assistance

Located in the Junior Enlisted Family Center, the Armed Services YMCA El Paso offers grocery support for military families to combat food insecurity and help reduce financial stress, enabling them to focus on mission readiness.

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Operation Ride Home

Operation Ride Home provides financial assistance to active duty junior-enlisted military and their families to travel home for the holidays.

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Operation Holiday Joy

Operation Holiday Joy provides meals and gifts for military families during the holiday season.

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Junior Enlisted Family Center

The Junior Enlisted Family Center is your one-stop-shop Food Market and Thrift Store. We offer no-cost shelf-stable items, fresh and frozen foods as available. We also provide baby care items including diapers, wipes, formula and baby food. Our no-cost thrift store offers children's clothing, personal care items and household goods. Come by and see us!

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The Lodge

Our Lodge provides extended stay for Active-Duty military attending the Sergeants Major Academy.

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