Armed Services YMCA of Alaska

Strengthening Our Military Family

JBER, AK   |  http://www.asymca.org/alaska

Mission

The mission of the Armed Services YMCA is to enhance the life of military personnel and their family members in spirit, mind and body, by providing programs that strengthen families, and are relevant to the unique challenges of military life.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Sarah Riffer

Main address

PO Box 6272

JBER, AK 99506 USA

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EIN

92-0016680

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Military families move 6-9 times before a military child graduates from high school, 3 times more frequently than their civilian counterparts. Due to the service member’s upward trajectory, military families are faced with ongoing transitions that impact their financial security, and their physical and mental health. By offering programs that focus on Youth Development and Healthy Living, ASYMCA helps mitigate the negative effects of frequent moves and the ensuing isolation. ASYMCA programs and services enable military parents and children to make new friendships and feel part of a community. What results is improved resilience among military children and spouses, and a sense of wellbeing for the entire family. This allows the deployed service member to stay focused, and ultimately, to be successful and safe.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Pantry

Emergency Food access

Population(s) Served

affordable door to door transportation anywhere on the JBER installation

Population(s) Served

Formal dress lending closet for military families. includes wear for job interviews, date nights, or other special events.

Population(s) Served

A comfortable lounge for military families to relax while awaiting flights and connections at the Fairbanks and Anchorage international airports

Population(s) Served

provides a safe place for children to play while parents attend medical appointments at installation medical campuses

Population(s) Served

Provides a safe place for children to play while parents pursue health goals at the Baker Field House on EIelson AFB

Population(s) Served

Provides access to budget-friendly and gently used clothing and household goods for anyone with installation access

Population(s) Served

Helps to provide emergency assistance to military and military families when no other resources are available

Population(s) Served

Provides custom-made photo quilts to Alaska-based military children with a deployed parent, helping to provide familiarity and resiliency

Population(s) Served

Helps to provide funding to send junior enlisted and junior enlisted families home for the holidays

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Inclusion of programs that cater exclusively to deployed service members cause fluctuations, as deployment numbers vary greatly from year to year.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Website metrics based on implementation of new website as of March 2018

Number of children provided with care while parents attend medical appointments.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of people provided with transportation on military installation.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Y on Wheels Shuttle Service

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ASYMCA strives to strengthen our military families by focusing in three specific areas: 1) Develop youth through programs that incorporate education, academic and social engagement; 2) Enable healthy living through programs that promote standards for a lifetime of healthy eating and physical activity; and 3) Foster social responsibility through programs which increase family resilience.

ASYMCA of Alaska operates over 25 free or low cost programs and services in Alaska, serving our largest military population and the one most in need, our junior enlisted service members and their families in each of our military branches. We do this by connecting families to information and resources to help them meet the unique challenges of military life; and partnering with local military installations and leadership to identify areas of need for our military families, and gaps between those needs and current programming.

The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) has been providing services to junior enlisted military personnel and their families since 1941. One of three non-federal entities that operate on installations, ASYMCA is established and positioned to serve military families, providing programs which Strengthen Our Military Family. Programs such as the Children’s Waiting Room, on-installation shuttle service, food pantries, and family bonding events help our military family overcome the challenges of military life. All ASYMCA programs are designed to build the stamina of deployed military members by supporting their families. This critical support helps ensure that they remain focused throughout their training and deployments, contributing to their wellbeing while they strive to keep our country safe.

Founded in 1861 to provide aid to soldiers in the Civil War, ASYMCA is our nation's oldest military-family focused charity. ASYMCA has worked closely with the US Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill its mission, to enhance the lives of service members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs which address the unique challenges of military life. As one of only three charities with a relationship to operate on installations in collaboration with the DoD, today ASYMCA supports 75 installations nationally, with the ASYMCA of Alaska serving the entire geographic state of Alaska. The ASYMCA of Alaska provides youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programs and services that address food insecurity; provide deployment support; assist with travel aid; and offer low-cost day camps for school-age children, child watch options for medical appointments and workouts, and more. Moving into the future, the ASYMCA of Alaska seeks to address gaps in affordable and accessible children’s care and development programs, expand services to meet the growing needs of an expanding military community in interior Alaska, and provide expanded access of support services to military members stationed in rural Alaska.

Financials

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Armed Services YMCA of Alaska

Board of directors
as of 06/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Keith Manternach

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