what we do:
The YWCA opens doors to opportunity and self-sufﬁciency for women and families facing poverty, violence and discrimination. With more than 100 years experience, the YWCA is the leading organization for moving women and families out of crisis and empowering them to achieve lasting independence.
We work to eliminate the enduring disparities that disproportionately affect women and families of color in education, health care, housing and nearly every institution in our country. By teaching people how to navigate these everyday systems and reach their goals -- by advocating for equity in policy, communications and access to services -- we create a community where everyone lives with dignity and respect.
Our mission is to advance the quality of life for women of all ages, races and faiths, and their families. In support of this mission, the YWCA provides services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, reduce violence, eliminate racism and achieve equal opportunities for all people.
Together with YWCA USA and YWCAs across the country, we are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
We believe that, working together, we can create a community where:
- All women and families have a safe and stable place to live.
- All adults are economically self-sufficient.
- All children and youth develop the skills they need for successful lives.
- All people live with dignity—free from violence, racism and discrimination.