Keeping Members Safe



A Message from YMCA CEO: Matt Whitehead

Dear YMCA Members,

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. As a community service organization and nonprofit, we are doing our best to be here for you and your family in the safest way possible.

As you know, we had made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Y. Due to the mandated orders by the government, we wil remain closed until further notice. Your health, and the health of our community continues to be a top priority for the Decatur Family YMCA.

I ask that you stay with us during this difficult time and keep your membership active if you are financially able to do so. This support allows the Y to be able to pay our staff, who are your neighbors, friends and colleagues. At this time, we have committed to paying all staff through March 31st and hope to continue to support staff for as long as we possibly can. But, we simply cannot do it without you. We also understand that this time has caused a financial strain for many. Due to the closure, we will be placing all accounts on hold starting April 1, 2020. There will be no charges to your account for April unless you email us to do so.

During this temporary closure we will keep a small team available to answer any questions you may have. Our doors will reopen soon and we will be ready to serve, to help our community get back to normalcy.

We know you still have a lot of questions. We do, too. All of us are grateful for the outpouring of support many of you have expressed. We are committed to doing everything possible to secure the future of the Y, and its services, in these uncertain times. Closure for any length of time represents a significant threat to our nonprofit organization. We understand that this can have a severe financial impact for many in our community – however, if you are so inclined and in a position to help – we hope you will consider making a donation to the Y fund to support our efforts in the community during this challenging time.

If you have any questions or wish to keep your membership active, please feel free to email

This situation will continue to evolve, and so will we. We thank you for being such valued members of our YMCA family.


Matt R. Whitehead


Decatur Family YMCA

Senior Yoga Mat

Join Our Free Text Club

Keep up to date on all things Y!