YWCA has been a driving force for women.

YWCA was established in 1858 as a voice for women’s issues, but that was only the beginning of more than 150 years of active advocacy and programming for women’s economic empowerment. YWCA was the first to pioneer employment bureaus for women and child care centers. We also led the push for the eight-hour workday, the elimination of child labor, and creation of a minimum wage.

With our support, women are able to overcome barriers and find resources to increase economic security and opportunity.

Support and Direction

YWCA provides you the tools to gain your own economic independence.