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YWCA Emergency Childcare & Community Markets

Categories: Blog, News

YWCA Community – we hope you are all doing well during these trying times.

Stay Home, Stay Safe

As you are aware, Buncombe County issued a stay-at-home order that went into effect on March 26 at 8:00 pm through April 9. The order recommends staying home unless you need to go to work, access childcare or healthcare, or pick up needed items such as groceries or prescriptions. While the stay-at-home order is in place until Thursday, April 9, this date is subject to change through extension and revision.

Additionally, Governor Cooper issued an executive order that closed North Carolina schools and fitness centers through May 15. At this time, the YWCA Early Learning Center and Fitness and Aquatics programs remain closed.

YWCA Community Resource Center

As we strive to be at the forefront in terms of aid we have transitioned into a community resource center. This week we have started both our Emergency Childcare services, as well as our Community Markets. YWCA Emergency Childcare is available to first responders, healthcare workers, and essential county personnel.

  • Ages: 0 – 12 years
  • Time:  7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Lunch provided? Yes
For information on Emergency Childcare, please contact Denise Purcell at denise.purcell@ywcaofasheville.org  or 254-7206 ext. 106

We have also hosted Community Markets in partnership with Manna Food Bank to provide food for our neighbors in need. So far, we have hosted Community Markets at Issac Dickson, Pisgah View Apartments, and most recently Aston Park Towers. We continue to package and deliver food to those in need.

How You Can Help

YWCA Pool is now open with pool times by reservation only.

Mon-Fri: 7am – 6pm
Sat: 7am – 4pm
Sun: Closed

The YW Fitness Center remains closed, please check back for updates.

Childcare has limited openings. For more information, contact Denise Purcell at denise.purcell@ywcaofasheville.org  or 254-7206 ext. 106