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The Middlesex YMCA is a non-profit health and human services organization that offers high-quality programs, services, and facilities that are made accessible to individuals and families, of all income levels through our Open Doors membership. Through the use of a sliding fee scale, any person who wants to participate in YMCA programs can do so.


Please complete the Open Doors Application thoroughly, and attach the required income documentation. Once approved, your subsidy level will remain the same for 1 year, after which time, updated documentation must be provided. If currently unemployed, initial approval will be for a period of three months, after which time, updated documentation of your employment status must be provided.

In order to assure that the program is administered in a consistent manner and that funds can be fairly distributed, the following documentation must accompany the Open Doors application.


  • Copy of last years tax return 1040A

  • Copy of your last two pay stubs


  • Copy of social security or disability checks or bank statement

  • Copy of budget sheet for State assistance


Your W-2 form is NOT an acceptable form of documentation.


If you don't have a copy of your most recent tax return, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 to request a copy. If you did not file taxes last year, or if you don't have the alternative documents noted above, you must submit a detailed letter that explains the reasons why, and that specifies your current life situation that makes financial assistance necessary.


The YMCA offers Open Doors Financial Assistance for YMCA Membership & Programs to families whose household income is less than $75,000 per year. Individuals with household income of less than $40,000 per year are also eligible for assistance.

Open Doors applications will be reviewed within 2-3 business days of their submission. Following that timeframe, please call the Y at 860-343-6201 to check on the status of your application.

Open Doors Application


The YMCA offers Open Doors Financial Assistance for childcare and summer camp to families whose household income is less than $80,000 per year. Once your application is approved, a sliding fee scale will be provided to the weekly cost and deposit.
The YMCA accepts Care4Kids Certificates. Families must apply for Open Doors Assistance and pay according to our scale. For more information about Care4Kids or Open Doors please contact Rachel Johnson at 860.343.6245. 
Open Doors Application

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