YWCA St. Paul

is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Fighting Homelessness

Housing & Supportive Services programming provides affordable housing and supportive services empowering families to move past crisis.

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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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Overcoming Barriers

In Employment & Economic Development programs, individuals build confidence and skills to find meaningful employment and increased income.

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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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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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Spreading our mission internationally

YWCA St. Paul recently shared information about our many programs and services focused on eliminating racism and empowering women, including the Young Women’s Cabinet in Minnesota, with participants from the International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program.

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Coping with Election Anxiety

The Presidential election has triggered levels of anxiety and uncertainty that are sky high. Anxiety is normal and even useful in certain situations. But when anxiety becomes consuming and prolonged, it’s unhealthy.
Check out these tips for maintaining your mental, physical and emotional health in these trying times.

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Your Voice. Your Vote. Your Future.

Time is running out! Election Day is this Tuesday, Nov. 3, and polls close at 8:00 p.m. Exercising your right to vote is an important way to combat the social, economic, political, and environmental injustices we’ve witnessed in 2020. It’s now too late to drop your ballot in the mail, so read on to learn how you can be sure your vote will be counted!

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Events

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Youth Wellness Workshop (July 29)

Join us on Wednesday, July 29 for a special healing and wellness workshop for femme-identifying youth ages 15 to 22. Make space for YOUR healing through a facilitated conversation and restorative movement.

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