What We Do

YWCA is On a Mission

At the Elyria YWCA, the Women's Campus Project provides transitional housing for women and children in several homes owned by the YWCA. The YTeens Program provides safe and interesting programming for adolescent girls, and the Community Anti-Hate Taskforce promotes tolerance and understanding between diverse communities within Lorain County. The WE3 Collaborative is a United Way Collaborative offering employment assistance and job training to single female heads of household.

We continue to evolve to meet today's challenges in eliminating racism and empowering women. We've shifted to a bottoms-up, grassroots structure. We've launched a revitalized brand that reaffirms the mission of working aggressively for women and people of color. And we're engaging women 18- to 34-years old to carry on the YWCA mission for years to come.

The YWCA advocacy issues reflect our mission and the values of our organization. We promote solutions to improve the lives of women, girls and people of color across the country.

From lobbying for pay equity and hate crimes legislation to the increased funding for Head Start and the Violence Against Women Act, the YWCA advocates on Capitol Hill while employees and volunteers empower women and girls in our communities.