Hope For All


Assistance is available

Today, we are changing our model to become a more inclusive, purpose-driven entity. One built to ensure everyone in every community has equal opportunity.

Hope For All is a project of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh to connect households in the Pittsburgh area to benefit programs and other supportive services. The program is funded by a grant from the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.


  • Access to Federal and Public Benefits: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Health Insurance Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) PA Rent Rebate + Additional benefits.
  • Direct and Referral Services: Food pantries Healthcare enrollment Housing Dollar Energy Fund Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form preparation + Additional services.
  • Free Income Tax Preparation and Filing: Available for eligible tax payers Service provided by IRS certified volunteers Available at the YMCA through the United Way
  • Access to YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Programming: Membership through Y For All Child Care and Before and After School Enrichment Programs Summer Day Camp Health and wellness programs Chronic disease prevention

For more information, contact Jose Diaz,  Director, Hope For All & Y Achievers, 412 436 0524 

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Membership For All - YMCA Financial Assistance

Everyone is welcome at the Y. We provide membership and program services to everyone desiring to participate regardless of race, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or income. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh provides financial assistance for children, teens, adults and families who cannot afford the full cost of a Y membership.

We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income, which requires supporting documentation to verify. Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance for membership is reviewed every year.

If you need financial assistance, please bring proof of income to your local branch.

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