COVID-19 Staff Resources
Unemployment Information for Staff on Furlough
As of April 1, 2020
Human Resources is working on tailored unemployment claim guidance for YMCA staff on furlough that will be posted here soon. In the meantime, please visit the state of Tennessee's Unemployment web portal for detailed information on how to file and manage your unemployment claim.
Unemployment Insurance Claims
Loans and Hardship Withdrawals from your YMCA Retirement Fund
While you are working for a participating Y, you can borrow money from your accounts in the Savings Plan—the 403(b) Smart Account and the Rollover Account. Since you are borrowing from your own accounts, all interest that you pay will be credited back to your accounts. Learn more.
An employed participant who has made tax-deferred contributions to the 403(b) Smart Account may withdraw these contributions if they have a financial hardship. Learn more.
Emergency Hope Fund
The Y has created an Emergency Hope Fund specifically for our furloughed staff. This fund is intended to provide staff who have been significantly impacted with access to financial resources to support immediate and essential needs.
Contact Chaplain Dori Gorman at email@example.com
Food Assistance Available
As you may know, School Age Services, Camp Widjiwagan and other parts of our Y have been doing amazing work supporting Metro Nashville Public School’s efforts to provide children in Davidson County with much-needed food and meal service during this crisis. We want you to know that this service is also available to you if you have a child and are in need.
The Y is currently supporting “grab and go” food distribution sites at Camp Widji, the Margaret Maddox Y and Donelson Middle School weekdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. In addition, you can pick up food at any other distribution site listed on the MNPS website. No documentation is required and your child does not have to be an MNPS student, but they must be present at pickup in order for you to receive food.