Week Without Violence

October 18–23, 2021

For more than 20 years, we have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence—a week to raise awareness and engage action to end the broad spectrum of violence—as part of a global movement with World YWCA to end violence against women and girls.

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. Learn More.

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. Learn More.

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. Learn More.

Overcoming
Barriers

In Employment & Economic Development programs people to build professional skills and overcome barriers to employment to enhance self-sufficiency. Learn More.

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. Learn More.

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

Two YW Staffers (African-American women) stand beside several boxes of personal hygiene items

Thank You CHS For Your Partnership

YWCA St. Paul thanks CHS for partnering with us for Women’s Equality month. The CHS team made a generous donation of 13 boxes of personal hygiene products—ranging from soap to hairbrushes—that will be provided to our Housing and individual participants.

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Events

"School Supply Drive August 30–September 10 at YWCA St. Paul" in bold text on a bright yellow background. Along the bottom of the image is a flatlay of colorful school supplies.

School Supply Drive | August 30–September 10

YWCA St. Paul’s housing programs provide housing and supportive services to single-parent families. Children in our programs will need supplies for the upcoming school year. Our families have limited resources and purchasing school supplies can be a challenge.

Help students in our housing programs continue virtual learning with the supplies they need!

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black woman wearing face mask pointing at band aid on arm after receiving covid-19 vaccination

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Event (Ages 12+, Registration Required)

Ramsey County and YWCA St. Paul are teaming up to hold a free COVID-19 vaccination event at our Health & Fitness Center (HFC). Clinicians from Community Clinics will be administering the Pfizer (2 dose) vaccine on August 27 between 5:00 – 7:00 pm (first dose) and on September 17 between 5:00 – 7:00 pm (second dose).

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