The mission of the YWCA is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Programs that support this mission are in three key areas:
Empowerment and Economic Advancement; Health and Wellness; and Racial Justice.
Empowerment and Economic Advancement activities include our Residence which provides a home for 193 women including those who are formerly incarcerated; our Children's Learning Center which supports early childhood programs to help children reach their developmental potential, before/afterschool programs, and summer programs all of which provide support to working parents, including scholarships to families with low to moderate income; and domestic violence programs which provide supervised visitation and drop-in childcare at the County Courthouse and New Rochelle Family Court, providing a safe space and nurturing care for
children, while their parents attend to matters before the court, and our ongoing career and financial empowerment workshops for women. The YWCA hosts an In the Company of Women luncheon for 500+ professional women to network and be inspired.
Health and Wellness activities include our fitness, gymnastics and aquatics programs for children and adults, including seniors; our Special Olympics training center for people with disabilities; and our breast cancer awareness program to provide education, awareness and screening to underserved women in Westchester County.
Racial Justice is accomplished through our Stand Against Racism, Courageous Conversations, Reading to End Racism and Girls Empowered Through Meaningful Support (GEMS) program which helps low income at risk girls (grades 1-12) to become engaged, fulfilled adults by addressing academic achievement gaps and career aspirations.