Y Stories

  • Veteran Member

    Paul lives in Charlestown and is a veteran of the Iraq War and suffers from PTSD.  Paul participates in Charlestown Y’s Welcome Home program where we provide him with an Access Scholarship that gets him a free membership to any YMCA of Greater Boston location.  Paul frequently works out at the Charlestown Y where he has the opportunity to feel competitive and stay healthy.  He has met numerous friends and active duty military members while lifting weights and playing basketball at the Y.  Thanks to the Y’s Welcome Home Access Scholarship he feels like he is part of the Charlestown Community making friends and getting healthy at the Y. 

    - Anonymous Member