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. 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.Check Out Current Programs and Events
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.Go to Services Directory
Operation Hero is an after-school program designed to help military kids who may be struggling with change get back on track at home and in school.
Encompassing summer, day, and holiday camps, Operation Camp encourages healthy living and provides activities and social bonding opportunities for military children.
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
Pelican Shop (Food Pantry)
Located in the Family Service Center, the Armed Services YMCA Twentynine Palms offers the Pelican Shop Food Pantry for grocery support for military families to combat food insecurity and help reduce financial stress, enabling them to focus on mission readiness.
Operation Ride Home
Operation Ride Home provides financial assistance to active duty junior-enlisted military and their families to travel home for the holidays.
Operation Holiday Joy provides new unwrapped toys and meals for junior-enlisted service members and their families during the Christmas holiday.
Thrift Store & Uniform Shop
Our Empty Nest Thrift Store offers accessible and affordable clothing, furniture, and household items to help military members and their families stationed in a remote facility with limited shopping options. Our Thrift Store also houses our Uniform Shop which offers serviceable uniform items.
The Emergency Assistance Program assists service members and military families with the financial and logistical details of long hospital stays far from home so families can focus on healing for their loved ones.
The Armed Services YMCA partners with a number of organizations from the local community to bring exciting events and additional support to the families of our active duty military.
Get notified of program openings and application periods by completing the form below and letting us know which programs you want to be the first to know about.