Grossmont Healthcare District supporting East County Family YMCA


GHD Board of Directors present check to Rob Sauvajot, Executive Director and Vice President of East County Family YMCA, and team

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) has awarded a $29,900 grant to the East County Family YMCA to provide ongoing access to programs for seniors and people living with special needs and disabilities.

“We are grateful for the support of the Grossmont Healthcare District, which gives us the ability to continue to improve our community’s health and well-being,” said Rob Sauvajot, Executive Director and Vice President, East County Family YMCA. “This grant will help us with our mission to assist all people realize their full potential. We strive to remove all obstacles and barriers, including financial hardship, so that we can serve people with their physical health as well as their mental well-being.”

Michael Emerson, GHD board president, said, “We are proud to partner with the East County Family YMCA and applaud the staff in their efforts to help our District’s seniors and residents with special needs or disabilities to live a full and healthier life with physical activity that can prevent chronic diseases associated with inactivity. The Y is vital in our community, strengthening one person at a time.”

The East County Family YMCA operates the Cameron Family YMCA in Santee, the John A. Davis Family YMCA in La Mesa and the McGrath Family YMCA in El Cajon’s Rancho San Diego area. The East County Family YMCA serves East County residents with a variety of programs and services, including specialty day camps, swim lessons, child care, teen leadership programs, youth sports and family programs and events. The grant will expand access to programs and classes at all three local facilities. For more information, visit www.eastcounty.ymca.org.