Self Care, Anti-Racism and Equity Resources

Racism and inequity can significantly impact all areas of a person’s health. Because we care about our team, we have provided some resources and information that may provide help and support during these trying times.


If you would like to connect with our Chaplain during this time for prayer, support, or a listening ear, please reach out to Dori Gorman by phone at 773-251-5587 or by email at

Other Staff Resources

With Mutual of Omaha’s Employee Assistance Program, you can get the help you need so you spend less time worrying about the challenges in your life and can get back to being the productive worker your employer counts on to get the job done.

The Y has created an Emergency Hope Fund. This fund is intended to provide staff who have been significantly impacted with access to financial resources to support immediate and essential needs.

To Apply
To Donate
  • Download the Hope Fund Donation form
  • You may make a monetary donation or, if you are a YMCA employee, you may make a donation of paid time off. Monetary donations are tax-deductible subject to IRS limits, while donations of PTO are not tax-deductible. 

Contact Chaplain Dori Gorman at

Our Spiritual and Mental Health Resources page offers videos, blog posts and other resources to help your spirit and mind grow stronger and healthier.

Mental Health First Aid Courses & Registration

Just as CPR helps those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. In this eight hour course (1.5-hour webinar followed by 6.5 hours of class time), Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-Step Action Plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. This class is now required for full-time employees or part-time managers at the YMCA of Middle Tennessee.

One thing to keep in mind as you register for Mental Health First Aid is that you will be required to do some preparatory work before your class begins. Two weeks prior to your class date, you will receive an email from a MHFA Coordinator with instructions about how to set up your account in the MHFA learning center (called MHFA Connect) and then you will need to complete the pre-work (a self-paced 1.5 hour webinar) before your class begins. So, when you choose your class date, in addition to confirming with your supervisor, be sure to look at your calendar to ensure that you will have time to complete the 1.5 hours of pre-work that is required prior to attending your class.


Relevant Documents

How to Register for MHFA Courses through Paycom

How to Switch MHFA Courses in Paycom

How to Submit your MHFA Certification in Paycom (after your class)

YMCA Mental Health First Aid Training Video

MHFA Courses and Locations
  • Thursday, March 28 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the Green Hills Y – Register by Thursday, March 14
  • Tuesday, April 9 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at Camp Widji – Register by Wednesday, March 27
  • Friday, April 26 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at YCAP – Register by Friday, April 12
  • Friday, May 3 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) via Zoom / Online Class – Register by Friday, April 19
  • Wednesday, May 8 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the Clarksville Y – Register by Wednesday, April 24
  • Friday, June 7 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the Green Hills Y – Register by Friday, May 24
  • Thursday, July 25 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the Brentwood Y – Register by Thursday, July 11
  • Friday, Aug. 2 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at a Sumner Co. SAS Site – Register by Friday, Aug. 19
  • Thursday, Aug. 22 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the North Rutherford Y – Register by Thursday, Aug. 8
  • Monday, Aug. 26 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the Green Hills Y – Register by Monday, Aug. 12
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the Downtown Y / AO – Register by Wednesday, Aug. 21
  • Friday, Sept. 20 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) via Zoom / Online Class – Register by Friday, Sept. 6
  • Friday, Oct. 18 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at YCAP – Register by Friday, Oct. 4
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the Bellevue Y – Register by Wednesday, Oct. 9
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the Brentwood Y – Register by Tuesday, Oct. 22
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) via Zoom / Online Class – Register by Wednesday, Oct. 30
What if a FT staff or PT manager has already taken Adult Mental Health First Aid?

Please see the attached file and share with your employees.

PayCom SOP for Submitting MHFA Certification

For those affected by reduced / no hours

  • Before you begin your application, find out what information you will need and how to find it here.
  • File at the Jobs4TN.GOV website (mobile app also available). 
  • Send your questions to

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.

Hardship Withdrawal

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.