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     During this time of crisis, the Decatur Family YMCA will be providing child care for first responders and medical professionals in Macon County. With assistance from the Community Foundation of Macon County’s Emergency Response Fund – medical professionals and first responders are able to have a safe place for their children while they care for the community during the COVID-19 crisis. “The Decatur Family YMCA is committed to helping our community during this time” said Matt Whitehead, CEO. “We felt we needed to do whatever we could to help our medical professionals and first responders as demands placed on them increase. The least we could do is provide a safe place for their children, so that they are able to serve the people in our community during these unprecedented times.” The YMCA Emergency Child Care is available for children ages 2-12 years. Hours of operation is Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

     Those interested in enrolling their child into the program contact Jacqui Hupp, Youth Development Director at or call 217-872-9622 ext. 120. For more information about the program, visit

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, woman and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting person and social change.

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