We Offer One-time Financial Support To Retirees In Crisis

Once retired from the Y, our participants and their beneficiaries receive a steady stream of income for life with the savings they built during their Y careers. Yet, if a serious and unforeseen emergency should arise, some may find that they need special assistance.

The YMCA Retirement Fund’s Retiree Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) provides grants to help Y retirees who find themselves in a financial crisis. This program is supported by a generous gift from Peter E. Berger and proceeds from the Harold C. Smith Award Dinner.

Grants from REAP are given for emergencies that resulted in unpaid bills in one of the following categories:

  • Medical: Expenses incurred by the retiree, his/her spouse, and/or dependents that cause extreme hardship (Cost of health insurance itself does NOT qualify as a medical emergency)
  • Catastrophe: An economic hardship resulting from an act of nature or another catastrophic event

If you have any questions, please send an email to REAP@ymcaret.org.