YWCA Olympia is on a mission to eliminate racism and sexism to advance the political, social and economic status of all women and girls. Our vision is a world where all people are valued, live free from oppression and thrive in a just society.
In Olympia, YWCA is focused on eliminating racial and gender inequity and advancing the social and economic status of all women and girls. Our approach is multi-faceted, offering programs and services, engaging in advocacy to promote systemic change and educating the larger community on relevant issues. While we serve all individuals, the YWCA of Olympia prioritizes women who are low-income and/or women of color.
Through our programs and services, the YWCA serves over 24,000 individuals annually, 80% of whom are women. Additionally, several of our programs support young women, with 600 girls between the ages 10 to 17, served each year. All of our activities are aligned with our three platform areas: Economic Advancement, Health & Safety, and Racial Justice & Civic Leadership.