***YWCA NorthEastern NY COVID-19 UPDATES***

As of Monday, 03/23/2020, YWCA NorthEastern NY has moved to operating with essential staff only.

📞 Our main number – 518-374-3394 – is still in operation and will continue to be staffed 24/7.

📞 Our 24-hour domestic violence hotline number – 518-374-3386 – will also continue to be staffed.

👶 Our Early Learning Centers remain closed until further notice. Please see below for information about child care options at this time.

📱 If you cannot get through to our main number and need help, please use the following numbers:

– Advocacy/Counseling: 518-429-6489

– Housing: 518-598-5228

– Early Learning Centers: 518-588-9732

Please click here for information about obtaining an order of protection in virtual court. 


Please see the flyers & resource guide for more information about the Schenectady County COVID-19 Emergency Response Coalition (flyers available in both English and Spanish).


Childcare is available through the YMCA and other agencies for healthcare workers, first responders. As part of the COVID-19 response effort, Scotia-Glenville is working with the Capital District YMCA to bring childcare resources to the families of emergency personnel in local communities. Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, YMCA branch locations throughout the Capital Region will be offering school-age childcare for emergency personnel (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, nurse assistants, laboratory personnel, paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and employed firefighters).

Local school leaders are also working with the YMCA and other childcare providers to bring additional childcare options for emergency personnel to their school communities. Information regarding these options is forthcoming and updates will be posted on the Scotia-Glenville Central School District website.

➡️ For enrollment information in the YMCA school-age programs, please visit www.CDYMCA.org/EmergencyChildcare or call 518-869-3500.

➡️ Families needing childcare resources for non-school-age children (birth to age five) can contact A Childs Place at Unity House at http://achildsplace.unityhouseny.org/ or 518-271-6777.

➡️ Additional childcare resources in the Capital Region can also be found by contacting BrightsideUp (formerly the Capital District Child Care Council) at https://www.brightsideup.org/find-child-care or 518-426-7181.



If your child is enrolled in Schenectady City Schools and needs access to a Chromebook and/or free WiFi, please use the information below.

➡️ Free WiFi – Spectrum: please call 1-844-488-8395

💻 Chromebook: visit the SCSD website directly at: www.schenectady.k12.ny.us and scroll down to the link “Does your child need an electronic device?”

🚌 Additionally, the breakfast and lunch schedule bus routes can be accessed at at: www.schenectady.k12.ny.us


We will continue to provide updates via facebook and our website.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these ever-changing and uncertain times.