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Downtown Denver YMCA discriminates against the disabled - Review by Joseph M | Ymca


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Downtown Denver YMCA discriminates against the disabled 12/19/2014

The Denver downtown YMCA discriminates against the disabled and homeless. I have been a member thru Silver Sneakers for about 3 months now. In that period of time 3 separate issue have arisen. The last issue prompted me to go above the local administration to Mr. Hiner (oversees the downtown Y) I called Mr. Hiner to set up an appointment so that I could sit and discuss all three issue. Within 30 minutes of setting up the appointment, Mr. Hiner called me back and said that there was no reason to come see him, that he had spoken to the Y and was backing up the decision made on the local level, without hearing my side at all. So the attitude I have received at the local level permeates upward. I am disabled, on Social Security, and homeless. I thought the C in YMCA stood for Christian. Would Jesus ever say come in out of the cold and warm up, but since you are not a full paying client you are only allowed to stay in the warmth for 30 minutes a day. Jesus would have invited everyone in out of the cold regardless of an ability to pay and they could have stayed all day. Tom at the YMCA has restricted my access to the Y to 30 minutes a day because after asking at the desk twice for more coffee I called to speak to some one in management about there being no coffee. Calling Tom to ask for coffee infuriated him to the point of banning me to 30 minutes a day at the Y. I sent an email to administration Mr Hiner but the problems with the Y go above local admin. I will try and post the email I sent to the director. more
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