For more than 100 years, YWCA St. Paul has been dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. Our mission has never been more important, and your help has never been more critical. Through our programs we fight racism, gender inequity, homelessness, and employment and educational disparities, and we help people meet their health and wellness goals. In any year these are challenging issues, but the onset of COVID-19 has brought new hardships and barriers for the 1,200+ people served in our programs, as well as significant challenges for our organization. YOUR financial contribution makes a difference in the lives of people in your community who need it most.
YWCA St. Paul has been eliminating racism and empowering women for over 100 years. In the midst of the nation’s ongoing public health crisis, our important work continues. In addition, the global protests and demands for racial justice following the killing of George Floyd highlighted the critical need for honest dialogue about race, racism and equity in our community. In response, YWCA St. Paul expanded its racial justice initiatives to educate, advocate, support open dialogue and foster creative solutions for building more just, inclusive communities. Our clients are some of the hardest-hit by this crisis, and our resources are challenged by emergent needs.
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Alaysha M. is a participant in YWCA St. Paul’s YW Stride, which supports young women of color who are transitioning from foster care by helping them secure stable housing and navigate relationships, resources and systems. Alaysha’s incomparable spirit and determination have helped her achieve goals she once thought impossible.