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Our Services


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 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.

Exciting new changes coming soon!

A new-and-improved membership and program portal is on its way! Soon you'll be able to sign up for memberships, enroll in programs, and update account information, all online! In the meantime, you can visit our services directory to get in contact with a staff member who can guide you through accessing our services.

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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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Assistance & Support Programs

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Emergency 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 offers service members emergency assistance with household goods, clothing, and food security, as well as support programs like Baby Project, Soldiers Kits, Back to School Bash and a cost-free thrift store.

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Food Ditribution event at the ASYMCA Junior Enlisted Family Center

The Lodge

Our Lodge provides extended stay for Active-Duty military, such as those traveling or for military schooling and students attending the Sergeants Major Academy.

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