Membership Assistance

Membership Assistance


It is our mission to make our facility, programs and services available to everyone in our community. Every single person deserves the opportunity for greater wellbeing. That’s why we offer income-based membership assistance (25% or 50% off regular monthly fees) to those who qualify.


Who Is eligible and how is the amount determined? 

Anyone is welcome to apply for Membership Assistance. The percentage of assistance awarded is based on an application process and review of the required documentation provided by the applicant. All applications must include all persons residing in the household and all sources of income from each individual.

How do I apply? What is required?

downloadMembership Assistance applications are always available at the Member Service desk. You can also download the form (in Spanish too) and return it to the Y with the required documentation.

Required paperwork, in addition to completed application form, includes:

Copies of two current paystubs for each employed individual in the household
or verification from Iowa Workforce Development if not working (available at 2508 4th St #1, Sioux City, IA 51101)

Most recently filed Federal Income Tax Return (form 1040, page 1) for each adult in household
or Verification of Non-Filing (form 4506 – available at 3539 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106)

Statements/letters stating all other assistance received: food stamps, child support, unemployment, Social Security, FIP, etc.

Applications that are not complete and/or do not have copies of all required documentation will not be processed until all paperwork is received. Applications dormant for over 60 days will considered abandoned and be shredded.

How will I know if I qualify? 

You will be notified via phone within 2 days of our office receiving your completed application. If manager is available, applications may be processed and calculated on the spot.

Upon processing, your membership can begin immediately and you can start enjoying the Y.

For questions regarding Membership Assistance guidelines or application process, e-mail Member Services Manager Joe.

>>Each year, thanks to generous donors, we are able to provide more than $330,000 in membership assistance and program scholarships to individuals and families in need so they can learn, grow and thrive at the Y!