Lisa F.

Haselwood Family YMCA

Lisa Frankowski and her family were hit hard in the 2008 recession. With unstable employment, the Frankowski family was still struggling to get by. Lisa's son Evan started coming to the Y through a friend and loved the climbing wall. 
 
Lisa checked out membership rates but couldn't afford the cost. After some negotiations between staff members, the Frankowski family was given a three-month scholarship to join the Y. 
 
"Our family has been so blessed by the generosity, the compassion, and the care that the employees show at the Y," said Lisa. 
 
Evan's highlight of the summer was coming to the Y, and Lisa loves the kick boxing class. 
 
"People here like their job," she said. "You can tell that they really care."