WHO ARE WE?
The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States.
More important than the numbers is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for both women’s and civil rights.
Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of domestic violence. They come for career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for health and wellness. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.
If you want to participate in our programs, volunteer, or simply wish to support our mission, organization and activities, we welcome your membership.
OUR MISSION & VISION
There are many approaches employed by YWCA to carry out our bold, dual-pronged mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, but two very specific priorities are present: our YWCA Hallmarks of Racial Justice and Women’s Economic Advancement.
Our Hallmark Programs have direct impact and create meaningful change with measurable results. We not only intend to raise awareness of the issues, we intend to affect real change. Our goal is not to pave the way for the future. It is to create the future. A better future.
They carry out our mission. They are a reflection of our brand. They are what distinguish the YWCA from all other socially conscious organizations.
OUR PRIMARY FOCUSES