Yasuko C.

Lakewood Family YMCA

As a military spouse, Yasuko is constantly faced with separation from her husband due to frequent deployments. Searching for support, Yasuko decided to join the Y.

"The Y has assisted me and my family by providing the means to stay mentally and physically resilient," said Yasuko.

Yasuko and her daughter have met new people that have become part of their support group. Family programs, such as dance, have kept her daughter physically active, while also giving her the means to stay focused and resilient.

"Since becoming a member of the Y I have become more outgoing and confident despite language barriers that once made me feel uncomfortable," said Yasuko.