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Who We Are

The YWCA of Kalamazoo achieves its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women through programs and services operated by our YW-Children's Center (YW-CC), YW-Community & Member Services (YW-COMM), YW-Domestic Assault Program (YW-DAP), YW-Sexual Assault Program (YW-SAP) and the YW-Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (YW-SANE).


* anti-violence

•Crisis Hotline & Response

•Counseling & Support Group

•Advocacy for Survivors

•Emergency Shelter

•Nurse Examiner


* affordable child care

•YW-Children's Center


* racial justice

•Racial Justice Library

•Racial Justice Events & Happenings

•People Who Think Film Series

•Other Community Racial Justice or Diversity Programs


What We Do

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 122 countries, including 2 million members 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 associations are the bedrock of the organization. They are in almost every community nationwide, and their services range from Childcare and Job Training, to Violence Prevention and Leadership Training. YWCA staffers, volunteers and friends are your neighbors, family members, co-workers and friends. To find out how you can help your community contact: YWCA of Kalamazoo at (269) 345-5595