Our Mission

YWCA Central Alabama is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Founded in 1903, the YWCA continues its history of serving at-risk, homeless and under-served populations. Today, we fulfill our mission by focusing on four major program areas.
Domestic violence services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, two confidential emergency shelters, victim support groups for adults and children, Court Advocates and many other services for outreach and prevention.
Our nationally-accredited child and youth development program that provides a safe place to learn and grow for children of homeless and working poor families. The YW offers leadership programs for middle and high school students to empower them to make their schools and communities more fair and inclusive for all.
Our housing programs include 135 units for low-income women and families and those transitioning from homelessness. The YW also operates Interfaith Hospitality House, one of the few homeless shelters in Alabama that serves intact families. We allow mothers with teenage sons, married couples with children and single fathers with children to remain together during the lowest point of their lives.
As the needs of our community continue to grow, we are grateful for our generous donors and community partners that allow us to help meet those needs and provide hope and stability to thousands of women, children, and families throughout Central Alabama.


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