YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.

A regional leader for change since 1894, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish operates 30 program sites across two counties and serves 15,000 people each year.

OUR MISSION: To eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

OUR VISION: An inclusive society where all people can thrive and all communities are valued, respected, and self-directed.

OUR WORK: YWCA works where we’re needed most to create real change every day through services and advocacy. We aim to eliminate disparities for women, girls, and marginalized communities with programs that:

  • Build stable homes and promote economic advancement
  • Improve health and end violence against women
  • Increase racial equity and social justice for all people


  • When we dismantle systems of oppression, equity will increase, and our whole community will benefit.
  • We must break down the barriers of institutional racism that have historically excluded women and communities of color, and put their voices at the center of our work to create real change.
  • When people are confident in their inherent strength and communities are self-directed, they are empowered.
  • This work will take our courage, compassion, and commitment. We must cross lines of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and religion, and stand together to transform our community.