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Facility Notice: YWCA Minneapolis fitness centers, as well as Early Childhood Education centers (except Abbott), are temporarily closed through the end of April. Learn More

Facility Notices

Update: Friday, March 27

Consistent with the Governor’s stay at home executive order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, YWCA Minneapolis will extend through the end of April temporary closures we implemented for some of our programs, including:

  • Fitness centers, onsite classes and one-on-one services
  • Early Childhood Education centers (ECE) except our Abbott Northwestern Hospital location
  • Girls and Youth programming

Child Care for Essential Personnel

Beginning Monday, March 23, YWCA Minneapolis is offering child care to essential personnel at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm for children ages six weeks to 12 years. Please contact Mandi Zaccardi at 612-215-4183 or for more information and to enroll.

Fitness Member Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be charged my April membership dues?

Your next membership fee will be charged to your account on April 7. This payment will be converted to a tax-deductible contribution, and we will provide documentation for tax purposes. Scholarship memberships, parking, locker and service fees will not be charged. If you would like to cancel or place your membership on hold, please contact us at

While we look forward to restoring full fitness operations as soon as possible, we are quickly adapting our programs to online experiences. Our members play a vital role in helping to sustain the health of our organization, and provide fitness for all in our community. And we know that the relationships you have built are meaningful. So we ask that you stick with us and continue to invest in our community. Thank you for your continued commitment to and support of our mission!

Can I cancel/freeze my membership? Can I do this via email or over the phone?

We will work to provide flexible options to accommodate requests as we receive them. As you can imagine, this situation places an extraordinary burden on nonprofit organizations like YWCA Minneapolis, and we appreciate members who can continue to pay their membership dues during this unprecedented time. Currently, memberships can be placed on hold up to the five months maximum. You can cancel your membership at any time. Please email us at or call us at your primary location:

YWCA Downtown: 612-215-4118
YWCA Midtown: 612-215-4332
YWCA Uptown: 612-215-4212

Is YWCA still paying hourly employees while it is closed?

There are a variety of ways our employees are compensated. Although we face financial challenges as a result of this pandemic, we have chosen to provide some relief to the employees impacted by these temporary closures. We also continue to provide regular updates to our employees about any relief and support offered on a state and federal level.

Is there a way to keep paying monthly dues and/or donate to help YWCA Minneapolis and its staff during this time?

Absolutely, we would welcome this! We are thankful for your continued support during this unprecedented time. Your monthly fees help strengthen our organization and support vital community programs. To keep your membership active, no action is needed on your part. To make a donation, please visit Thank you for your support.