YWCA Western New York is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is a thriving community without divide.
Since YWCA WNY’s founding in 1870, we have been on the forefront of the most critical social movements. YWCA WNY does not back down from tough issues and our team is dedicated to forwarding
our collective mission to eliminate racism and empower women.
Through a comprehensive continuum of supports and services, focused specifically on individuals and families living with the inter-related issues associated with poverty and homelessness, YWCA WNY responds to the needs of the community by providing high quality programs and services that promote racial justice and advance women’s empowerment.
YWCA WNY is active in advocacy efforts and awareness campaigns that advance women's economic empowerment, advance a work and family agenda, and educate people about domestic violence and what we can do to end the cycle of violence.
Governed by an all-female Board of Directors, the YWCA of WNY is headquartered at The School House Commons, 1005 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY. In 2015, YWCA of WNY served over 3,200 individuals.