Our Mission

Prevention, intervention, empowerment and leadership for the benefit of women and their families.

We support our clients in meeting their immediate and most basic needs, then work directly with them to create positive change in their lives. We believe that healthy women and healthy families lead to thriving communities.

Our Vision

Women and their families thriving in a safe and equitable community.

For more than a century, YW has kept its doors open to women. We understand what women need, what their families need and our exceptionally skilled team ensures hundreds of thousands of women and their families have the opportunity, the ability and the resources they need to thrive.

The Next 100 Years

Although other agencies focus on women’s poverty and family violence, YW also provides a continuum of services focused on moving women from a position of vulnerability to one of sustainable strength and opportunity.

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Our Vision and Intentions

We envision women thriving in a safe and equitable community. We are:

A Catalyst

to a city sensitive and responsive to the real needs of women.

A Leader

in ending family violence, homelessness and poverty.

A Workplace

of choice for people committed to measurable impact.