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Our Operation Compassion Recovery webpage serves as a portal for both those who wish to support this important program by donating and those who need assistance during this challenging time.


GIVE HEREYMCA of Bucks County has been truly inspired by the strength of our Y family and how we came together stronger than ever in 2020 to serve our community through Operation Compassion. During a year filled with challenges and disruptive change for many due to the COVID-19 pandemic, YMCA of Bucks County launched Operation Compassion in response to significant community needs. With your support, more than 3,000 individuals were helped.


As we navigate 2021 together, YMCA of Bucks County is there for our community. Many families continue to experience financial hardship, food insecurity, physical and mental health issues, and other significant and worsening challenges that threaten their health and well-being. Our members and participants need the Y and your support now more than ever.

YMCA of Bucks County continues to respond to significant community needs through Operation Compassion Recovery by offering:

  • HEALTH PATHWAY PROGRAMS offered both virtually and in-person for veterans, cancer survivors, and other susceptible populations at no cost through donor support.
  • INCREASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for programs, membership and camp so that all members of our community have an opportunity to participate.
  • EXPANDED FOOD PROGRAMS to address hunger, youth obesity and family wellness. One in four children in Bucks County are hungry compared to one in seven pre-pandemic.
  • REDUCED SOCIAL ISOLATION through programs aimed at reducing isolation among seniors, children and our most vulnerable populations.
  • SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE FACILITIES that are open and available to all.  

Our focus is to help people thrive as our community livelihood is restored, and we cannot do this without your help. 

With your support, we can provide the much needed Pathway programs and financial assistance for membership, camp, child care, and other vital programs. Please join us and support your friends, neighbors and community by making a donation to Operation Compassion Recovery.


The Y has also had an opportunity to focus on the nutrition needs of the community, creating “Healthy Lifestyles, Families Together-Growing Healthier Communities.” This new program has allowed us to build two outdoor classrooms in Doylestown and New Hope. As a result, we will provide farm to table hands-on agriculture education and obesity prevention for children aged 2-12. These gardens will also be resources for our cooking programs and donor-supported pathways for cancer survivors, veterans, teen girls and pre-diabetics.


At the onset of the pandemic, YMCA of Bucks County created a special initiative to raise money and provide support for local needs caused by the crisis. Due to the generosity of donors, the Operation Compassion Relief Fund will now provide additional funding to the Y’s Financial Assistance Program, while funds are available.

If you are facing financial hardship due to you, or a family member, losing a job or experiencing a reduction of hours related to the coronavirus, you may qualify for assistance.

If you are seeking financial assistance for child care, camp, programs, and membership, without having experienced a recent job loss, please visit our Financial Assistance page for more information and to download the application.

If you are seeking a YMCA membership and recently experienced a job loss or reduction of hours, please visit our Financial Assistance page for more information and to download the application.




Angela  Jacobsen
Regional Director of Development

215.348.8132 x 1124


Catherine Refice
Associate Director of Financial Assistance

215.348.8132, x1139 FAX: 215.348.3084