Advancing
Racial Justice​

YWCA St. Paul advances racial justice through education and advocacy in the community, by working with organizations seeking to build equity, and through programs focused on breaking down barriers in areas of significant racial and gender disparity.
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Fighting
Homelessness

Our range of housing programs combine affordable housing with customized support services that help participants stabilize their lives, build new skills, connect to community and secure a future of safe, stable housing. 
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Building
Strength

The Health & Fitness center helps people live active lifestyles, prevent and manage chronic medical conditions and reduce stress through a variety of fitness options, membership types and financial assistance to help keep healthy living accessible.
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Overcoming
Barriers

In Employment & Economic Development programs people to build professional skills and overcome barriers to employment to enhance self-sufficiency.
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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.
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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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New Year, New You?

Welcome to 2021 – a year in which YWCA St. Paul will continue to live out its mission and commitment to racial and gender equity. With 2020 behind us, how do you plan to embrace your radical self in 2021?

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Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021

As 2020 comes to a close – and we all slow down to enjoy the holidays – this season offers an opportunity to look back on what we’ve accomplished during this very challenging year.

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Events

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Give to the Max Day: Nov 19, 2020

Minnesota’s giving holiday is November 19. Show your support for YWCA St. Paul’s programs that fight racism, gender inequity, homelessness, and employment and educational disparities, and help people meet their health and wellness goals!

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Sweet Success 2020 | Oct. 22

Please join us for the 2020 Sweet Success fundraising celebration where WE provide the show, and YOU provide the support! While Covid-19 prevents us from gathering in person, we’re going virtual to celebrate the successes of women, children and families who are served by YWCA St. Paul.

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