Since 1912, YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix has been on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA’s mission lives in the heart of employees, volunteers and partners and demands a world of equity and human decency.
Across the valley, we turn on our lights and open our doors to answer the cry for justice. We support senior independence and the dignity of aging in place. We support women and their families on their journey to financial independence. We demand a world of equity and human decency.
Our power comes from the women and girls we serve. We are thought leaders. We are fearless movers. We are innovative shakers, embracing collaboration and co-creation in the name of Justice.
YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We will get up and do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do:
YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is a visible voice in social justice, hosting conversations, film screenings, and community events where people can come together to share and learn how race and racial justice affect each of us. Each April, we join more than 200 sister associations across the nation in Until Justice Just Is, uniting our voices to advocate, educate, and promote racial justice.
YWCA sponsors events that support women empowering women to promote financial independence and economic advancement, with a particular focus on the way race impacts women’s economic opportunities. Our financial education and wage negotiation courses give women the skills to take control of their career and their fiscal health and stability. Additionally, our programs invite our entire community to come together to explore the opportunities and barriers to creating equality for all.
CREATING COMMUNITY FOR AGING ADULTS
We believe that when communities come together, individuals and families get stronger. From creating community spaces where adults can share meals and companionship, to delivering meals and offering the support they need to age in place, YWCA is committed to combatting the loneliness and isolation epidemic impacting our older adults.
SYSTEMS CHANGE INITIATIVE
Systems change means making adjustments in laws policies, practices, power dynamics, social norms or mindsets that underlie any issue in society. It often involves collaboration with diverse partners and can take place on a local, national or global level.
This initiative is hosting listening sessions with community members across the Northwest Valley to understand access and barriers to mental resources for LGBTQ+ young people and seniors. By amplifying voices of community members, the team will make policy recommendations to Maricopa County.
There are many ways to get involved at YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
Your voice matters as we stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. Whether you have time, talents, or treasures to contribute, learn how you can plug in to the YWCA community.