Our MASH (Mainstream Adults Sharing Hope) program for adults with cognitive, physical, or emotional challenges has been serving community members 18 years of age and older for nearly two decades.
This program is free to full members. The fee for basic members is $20 per month or $240 a year.
Our goal is to help build confidence for these members so they wish to belong to the Y and their greater community. Significant financial assistance is given to these individuals who wish to have a FULL YMCA membership and grow further in spirit, mind, and body.
We generally meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month for a special activity from 7 to 9 p.m. at our North Pinellas Y. These activities could include:
-games and challenges
-arts and crafts
Here's some of our upcoming events:
August 10 – Scavenger Hunt & Ice Cream Social @ Westfield Countryside Mall -- MEETUP
Join us for a FUN photo scavenger hunt in teams at Countryside’s Westfield Mall. Participants must register in advance – please email Christine or call the YMCA no later than August 6 th . (Only THEN will you be given the secret meeting location!) Prizes and ice cream will finish the night. Cost is the responsibility of the participant.*
August 24 – Summer Splash Pool Party
Let’s celebrate the end of summer with a Luau on the pool deck!! Whether you want to stick your feet in the pool, splash a little, or swim – definitely come dressed to get wet. It promises to be a great night with your favorite country tunes, a cookout, games, and more! Wonderful time to bring a friend along…the more, the merrier!!
September 14 – VIP Evening @ Clearwater Marine Aquarium – MEETUP
We have two inspirational movie stars in our own backyard…have you met Winter and Hope? This is our chance to spend time with them all on our own at a special after-hours event just for MASH. Tickets for MASH members are compliments of CMA! And, thanks to the generosity of Ambassador Limousine, we will also have a private bus for those who have no other transportation to the Aquarium. ***Limited Seating on the Bus ***Must RESERVE YOUR SPOT***
September 28 – YMCA’s Got Talent!
Join us for a fun evening of local talent! From memorable music to magical moves, our MASH group will be treated to live performances from a variety of friends in our local community. ***MASH participants are also invited to perform and can make those arrangements with Christine prior to our meeting.*** Light snacks will be provided.
Where: Unless otherwise noted, we meet in the Multi-purpose room, North Pinellas YMCA at 7- 9 p.m.
Contact: Christine Hamacher, MASH Coordinator, 727 772 9622
Fees: This is a no cost, community program. Financial assistance available for membership and other YMCA programs.
Additional Info: Most activities take place at the YMCA with no additional fees. Some special events may take place outside the YMCA and have a minimal fee for participation.*