YWCA In Your Community

YWCA is proud to have 194 local associations across the United States. Our programs serve over 1 million individuals in the U.S., and we serve 25 million worldwide. YWCA services vary depending on location. Each local YWCA offers their own programming to meet the needs within their own communities and advance YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

YWCA Local Association, Advocacy, YWCA USA

Find your local YWCA across the United States

Women, girls, and families come to YWCA for support, to strengthen their communities, and to stay healthy.

YWCA Footprint and Impact – 2022

Interactive map showcasing the powerful collective impact and reach of our network of 194 membership associations.

Women, girls, and families enrolled in YWCA Local Associations nationwide for programs and services in:

Gender-Based Violence
YWCA’s serve over 250,000 women, children, and families every year with programs ranging from emergency shelters and resources to support groups and crisis hotlines.

Women’s Health Programs
Since 1906, the YWCA has provided health and wellness programs to promote and protect women’s health. Local associations provide access to quality, affordable health care via community health centers and clinics, as well as fitness and wellness centers.

Racial Justice
The YWCA defied accepted societal opinions on race in the 1800s. Today, we are committed to eliminating racism. We know that gender, race, and economic justice are interconnected. We advocate for and offer programming locally and nationally on these issues.

Girls in STEM
YWCA has worked to close the significant gap for girls in STEM since the development of our TechGYRLS program in 1997. We continue this important work today in local associations across the country.

Financial Literacy
YWCA serves 50,000 women and families annually with financial literacy courses that include tools—from budgeting to retirement planning—designed to empower domestic violence victims and people of all incomes to gain independence and self-sufficiency.

Early Child Development
YWCA has provided early childhood programs since 1868, and we now serve over 65,000 children and families annually through childcare, Head Start, and pre-K programs. These promote child development and school readiness, and help parents obtain and retain employment.

Job Training and Empowerment
Each year, over 60,000 women enroll in YWCA job training and empowerment programs at local associations around the country. With our support, women are able to overcome barriers and find gainful employment, economic security, and opportunity.

Young Women’s Advancement
Every year, YWCA serves approximately 20,000 young women through leadership development programs and scholarships as they further YWCA’s goals of eliminating racism and empowering women.