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YMCA offers child care for health care employees, essential workers

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YMCA offers child care for health care employees, essential workers
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THE VIRUS'S SPREAD INTHE COMMUNITY.FOR HEALTH CAREWORKERS IN OUR AREA --MANY ARE HAVING TO FINDA PLACE FOR THEIRCHILDREN TO GO DURINGTHE DAY.AS 41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER ARIELROTHFIELD EXPLAINS ANEW PARTNERSHIP AT THEYMCA OF GREATERKANSAS CITY AIMS TOHELP.What usually would be a busyYMCA,Is now just a couple of carscoming and goingAs health care workers pickup their kidsAfter a busy day of workTanya Davis/ Patient Care TechwithOlathe MedIt's been difficult, it'sdefinitelybeen like a rollercoaster ridejust trying to adapt toeverything that changesTanya Davis works next doorat Olathe HealthWhile the coronavirus hasbeen on top of her mindher biggest concern hertwo younger kids, Austyn andAnntanetThey both had to work andwe didn't have anywhere tostayUntil MondayWhen the YMCA's Olathelocation teamed up withOlathe HealthOpening its doors, providingchild care for kindergartenersthrough sixth gradersJohn Mikos/ President and CEOforYMCA of Greater Kansas CityWe need our healthcareworkers today than everbeforeAt this location, Olathe Healthis footing the billOn the first day... there wereabout 20 kids enrolledGreg Westbrook/ Chief HumanResources Officer at OlatheHealthWe are funding this for up tothe next 90 days.

So it is offoftheir minds and they can focuson taking care of their patientsTanya Davis/ Patient Care TechwithOlathe MedThat made it even better, alot less stressed.Ariel Rothfield/ 41 Action NewsThis is not the only YMCAproviding child care foressential workers, the one inKansas City is helping tooJohn Mikos/ President and CEOforYMCA of Greater Kansas CityThe last thing that our nursesand other key employees atthe hospital is to worry aboutare their children safe?

Wherecan I put my children?

I can'tcome to work unless mychildren are safe.That was Tanya Davis' fearNow the mom and patientcare tech just has to worryabout one thing how shecan help othersTanya Davis/ Patient Care TechwithOlathe MedIt's like a huge stress off ofus.We don't have to worry aboutour kids being taken care of orme missing shift or not beingable to cover a shift becauseof not having child careReporting in Kansas City.

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