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The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world.
Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 106 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States.
More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights in Congress.
Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come for job training and career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for health and fitness. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.
YWCA HOUSTON IS ON A MISSION
AS HOUSTON’S PREMIERE ORGANIZATION FOR DISADVANTAGED WOMEN AND GIRLS OF COLOR, WE ARE ON A MISSION TO ADDRESS THEIR UNIQUE NEEDS AND STRIVE FOR OUTCOMES THAT INCREASE THEIR EMOTIONAL AND ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY.
We’re part of the national network of the YWCA USA. This means we leverage the legacy of a pioneering organization that squarely confronts social justice issues to make lasting, meaningful change.
Our programs and services are designed to help women and girls overcome life’s challenges and eliminate barriers to success.
• We seek to increase their equal protections and equal opportunities
• We work to increase their economic opportunities
• We strive to improve their health and safety outcomes
We’re on a mission to help women and girls educate, empower, advance, lead, serve, and thrive.