YWCA Houston

History - HERStory

The YWCA of Houston has been one of the premier women's organizations in the city of Houston for over 110 years. The YWCA of Houston was founded in 1907 and has continued to build its legacy through service to women and girls over generations. To uphold the integrity of our legacy, the YWCA of Houston has adopted a very intentional approach to creating programs that align directly with our mission. We accomplish our mission by serving thousands of people throughout the greater Houston area.

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YWCA of Houston has a 110-year legacy in the Houston community serving women and girls. It's true that both men and women live in poverty, face discrimination, and must overcome obstacles. But throughout history—in every country in the world—women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender.

The YWCA of Houston is positioned to serve women and girls in our community for another 110 years. Through our programs, we aid women and girls by empowering them to make positive changes in their lives and their communities. By providing programs that benefit women and girls, and by honoring women who make major contributions in our community, YWCA of Houston improves the status of women and girls.