HOLIDAY CLOSURE: The Health & Fitness Center will be closed on Sunday, April 17th, in observance of Easter.

Following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), fitness members will no longer be required to wear a mask while in the Health & Fitness Center (HFC), however masks are highly encouraged. Read our full Covid-19 policy.

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Past as empowerment

Camille Lewis has been an employment counselor at YWCA St. Paul for three years, but her interest in genealogy goes back to a deep dive

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In solidarity we rise

Since 2016, YWCA St. Paul has been providing leadership and advocacy training to the Young Women’s Initiative Cabinet, part of the Young Women’s Initiative (YWI) of Minnesota,

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41 Years with Fran

How long have you worked for YWCA St. Paul?I have worked at YWCA St. Paul for 41 years, since July 1976. I started at the

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Nena
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Success Story: Nena

Before she began spending time at YWCA St. Paul, Nena struggled with how to spend her time in a productive way that would build a

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Australia
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Success Story: Australia

Australia had always had a job to support herself and her two sons. After switching to working part time in order to pursue her education

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Success Story: J’Nae

Video Transcript [J’Nae at home, preparing some broccoli] J’Nae: My name is J’Nae. I have two children and I’m trying to change the way that

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Success Story: Jaquon

Video Transcript Jaquon: I was on a very dark path. I was doing things that I regret now that I’m older. I was just doing

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Success Story: Wendy

Video Transcript Wendy: I gained weight slowly over many many years. A few pounds every year and I found myself 105 pounds overweight. My health

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Success Story: Monique

Video Transcript Monique: I’m not afraid of work and I’m not afraid of hard work; it’s just being able to have the tools or the

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Shay
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Success Story: Shay

When Shay was 10 she witnessed the murder of her mother, father and sister. Reeling from the trauma and grieving the loss of her family,

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