Corona Virus Response Updates

We understand your concern around COVID 19 and the resulting temporary facility and program closures, but we don't want to lose you! Our hope is to re-open our facilities and resume normal membership and program operations as governing agencies release current restrictions and we can become fully prepared.  For this reason, the Y is offering the following options for membership continuation: 
1. Continue uninterrupted payment of your membership fees to support YOUR YMCA as we seek ways to serve your community such as Emergency Childcare for essential workers, Red Cross Blood Drives, Virtual Fitness maintaining pools & facilities, performing ongoing maintenance and continuing basic business infrastructure necessary to be operational once we re-open.                                    __________________________________________________________
2. Accept a FREE medical hold WAIVING the $10 fee until we re-openPrepaid memberships will have their time extended.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              __________________________________________________________
3. Process an immediate cancelation of membership, WAIVING the 30-day notice requirement.  As always, memberships canceled in good standing may be easily reactivated with-in 6 months of cancel date and have the $50 Activation/Join Fee WAIVED.

Please contact businessoffice@ymcabham.org or ymcabham.org/update-your-account to request any changes. Thank you for your support of the Y, we are honored to serve you and look forward to resuming our normal schedules and activities soon!

May 15, 2020

The Y Is Reopening! - From Dan Pile, President and CEO

I have some great news for you!  On June 1st, the YMCAs in greater Birmingham will re-open for members … and grand it will be! We can’t wait to welcome you back. It seems like forever and we truly miss seeing you and our colleagues more than you can imagine. 

May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day from Dan Pile, YMCA President & CEO

Most often my communications are directed to issues and matters pertaining to the Y. This morning I simply want to express appreciation to all Moms who selflessly nurtured their children and families. We all have Moms both alive and beyond. Our choice to serve and support the Y reflects the values we were taught and the way we were raised.

May 8, 2020

Response to re-opening from dan pile, ymca president and ceo

We will not be opening Monday, May 11th. We are heeding today's recommendation from Dr. Mark Wilson, Jefferson County Health Officer, to "refrain from having public gatherings of more than 10 people for at least another two weeks after this weekend.”

May 1, 2020

Update from dan pile, YMCA of Greater Birmingham President and CEO

Following Governor Ivy’s recent Alabama Safer At Home Order, Y facilities and programs will remain closed through May 15th. We will continue to provide All Day Emergency Childcare for essential workers in 5 of our facilities and serve as sites for scheduled and necessary Red Cross Blood Drives while also continuing to provide our Virtual Fitness options.

April 24, 2020

Register NOW - Blood Drive Greystone Y

The Greystone YMCA will host the next YMCA blood drive on Tuesday, May 6th, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Click below to learn more and sign-up.

April 22, 2020

Register now - Blood drive Mountain Brook Y

The Mountain Brook YMCA will host the next YMCA blood drive on Tuesday, May 5th, from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Click below to learn more and sign-up.

April 20, 2020

YGB LIVE launches - Now we bring the Y to you! 

During this time, YGB LIVE allows you to enjoy your favorite Y Group X classes taught by several of your very own YMCA of Greater Birmingham Group X instructors - LIVE on Facebook. Miss a scheduled LIVE class? Most Live classes will also be recorded and available afterward On Demand on YOUR schedule.

April 14, 2020

YMCA Hosts American red cross blood drives

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is supporting the American Red Cross by hosting blood drives at membership branches across the city as the supply of blood donations has dropped drastically due to cancellations during the coronavirus outbreak. This is in support of a national partnership between YMCA USA and the American Red Cross.

April 6, 2020

The Y - At work in your community

Congress is making decisions NOW about what to include in the next economic stimulus package.  We need your help to ensure they include relief for the nonprofit sector in this next bill. Reach out to your member of Congress TODAY! Emergency Childcare Update - children begin online learning. YMCA hosts American Red Cross blood drives.

March 30, 2020


From President and CEO, Dan Pile

Your membership dollars are crucial during this time as we continue to provide needed services, support those on the front lines of our Emergency childcare, as well as essential infrastructure needed to ensure you can return to the YMCA you know and love as quickly as possible.


march 24, 2020

ymca spiritual support

YMCA Spiritual Enrichment Team is available to you. Text your request for prayer or encouragement to (205) 515-3939 and you’ll be connected with one of our YMCA of Greater Birmingham Chaplains.

March 23, 2020


In an effort to protect the health and wellness of your child and slow the spread of the virus, we recommend that you keep your child home during this time. At the same time, we realize that not all families have the ability to stay home with their children. While we are under the current health orders, select locations are open to provide childcare for essential workers.  These essential workers include: Healthcare/Hospital providers, Dialysis Clinic, Medical Urgent Care Provider, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Financial Institutions, Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facilities, Local, State or Federal Government Employees, Military, Pharmacies, and Grocery Stores.

updated 3/30/20 - Expanded location and hours


March 22, 2020

Ask Congress to provide immediate support for nonprofits in this time of crisis

From YMCA of Greater Birmingham President and CEO, Dan Pile

Not-for-profits like the YMCA are fighting for the soul of our nation, serving the needs of many during this crisis especially those in vital roles in hospitals, first-responders, dialysis clinics and more. Please go to the links below and fight for the not-for-profits who are working harder than ever to be there for the caretakers who care for us. Treat not-for-profits the same as corporate America. Collectively we all matter!

March 18, 2020

Virtual Wellness Programming Now Available

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham now brings you fitness on demand so you can keep moving until you can get back to the Y. Check out these Free options brought to you by the Y and our great industry partners....just click to get started!

March 17, 2020

a message from ymca of greater birmingham president and ceo, dan pile

Dear YMCA members and supporters,

During this critical time, the Y is responding to an urgent community need to support workers on the front lines of the virus. We are working to temporarily convert our facilities to provide emergency childcare to first responders and healthcare workers at four local hospitals.

These professionals are treating and caring for family members, relatives, and neighbors, including those who are elderly and sick. Without childcare, these vital healthcare providers will not be able to provide the care patients need in this critical time...

March 16, 2020


The YMCA of Greater Birmingham, in a proactive measure, will suspend normal facility and program operations effective 8pm Monday March 16, 2020 . 

We are working to convert our facilities to support the sole operations of providing Emergency All-Day Childcare to healthcare workers and first responders. This closure is effective until further notice.  

March 15, 2020


YMCA of Greater Birmingham membership branches will continue operations with normal operating hours. However, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend/amend selected programs and services as an added precaution in observation of the CDC’s recommendations about safe, social distancing...




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