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.

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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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Racism – A Public Health Crisis

Increasingly, cities across the country are recognizing that racism is a public health crisis. Covid-19 has accelerated the need to address this crisis and now it’s time to ask: what safety nets do we need in place to protect those disproportionally impacted?

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Self-care in a Time of Social Upheaval

2020 has elicited anger, rage, grief, and sadness. In the midst of such tumultuous times, it’s important to ensure we practice self-care. Self-care is different for everyone, but to be successful at it, you must be intentional about setting time aside for it. What are you doing to take care of yourself?

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Events

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Stand With Us

In times of crisis, YWCAs stand up to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. But we can’t do it alone. Stand with us and donate in support of the valuable services we provide for our community.

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