YWCA St. Paul

is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

YWCA St. Paul’s Administrative Offices are temporarily closed until further notice, as part of our nation’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our vital work endures and we continue to serve clients, members and the community remotely. Learn more about our virtual services.

We appreciate your understanding and vigilance as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation.

Fighting Homelessness​

Housing & Supportive Services programming provides affordable housing and supportive services empowering families to move past crisis.

Empowering Youth

Young people in our Youth Development programs create positive relationships with peers and staff to develop the skills and confidence to succeed in the classroom, work place and community.

Overcoming Barriers

In Employment & Economic Development programs, individuals build confidence and skills to find meaningful employment and increased income.

Building Strength

The Health & Fitness Center helps people live active lifestylesthrough a variety of fitness options, membership types and financial assistance to help keep healthy living accessible.

ywca is on a mission

To better help understand the impact racism has on our lives, YWCA St. Paul’s CEO Gaye Adams Massey moderated a virtual Town Hall on “Tackling Racism” with renowned community leaders Judge Pamela Alexander, James Burroughs, Justin Terrell and Dr. Yohuru Williams.  The compelling conversation sets the groundwork for community conversation, activism, and reform in a unique community forum, providing information on how we can each be a catalyst for change.

News

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Give ‘em a hand!

Kudos to the young people who recently completed the YW Youth work training program! Through the program, participants learned what was needed to be their ‘best self’ in any work environment, and earned experience and credentials through paid work training and experience.

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Message from our CEO: Mourning the loss of an icon

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a role model and inspiration to generations of women. She leaves a tremendous legacy of service, persistence, brilliance, and civility. We must take time to honor her life and contributions and recommit to the fight for equal justice to which she devoted so much of her life.

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Events

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Youth Wellness Workshop (July 29)

Join us on Wednesday, July 29 for a special healing and wellness workshop for femme-identifying youth ages 15 to 22. Make space for YOUR healing through a facilitated conversation and restorative movement.

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