COVID-19 Community Response
At YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix, the health and safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers are our upmost priority. While our programs and services have required significant adjustments, we continue to get up and do the work to ensure our community’s most vulnerable get what they need.
With an abundance of caution, and in consultation with officials at the city of Glendale, the Valley West YWCA Senior Center will be closed to the public until further notice. Additionally, our in-person prosperity workshops and coaching sessions have been cancelled and moved to a virtual space, and our admin staff are working from home. Despite the changes, our programs and services have not stopped, in fact, they are needed more than ever.
We are committed to supporting our community through this ongoing crisis and together we can let our seniors know they are not alone. Please consider a gift today! If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, contact us.
For more information on COVID-19 and how you can keep you and your loved ones safe, please refer to the World Health Organization and/or the Centers for Disease Control. The Area Agency on Aging is providing Meals on Wheels or food boxes during the COVID-19 pandemic to 60+ older adults in Maricopa County. Call the 24-hour Senior Help Line at 602-264-HELP (4357). Please note that YWCA does not recommend or endorse any particular source, and references are meant as suggestions.
Read more about our commitment to communities below.
Fight the Virus, Not the People
Throughout our history, YWCA has stood with the most vulnerable and underserved communities, helping women to find a safe place during the industrial revolution, supporting our men and women during WWI and WWII, aiding our first responders during the Spanish Flu, and fighting for gender equality and racial justice throughout the 20th Century and still today. We will continue to get up and do this vital work every day.
We stand in solidarity with our friends in the Asian American community. Racism, xenophobia, and hatred have no place in combating this pandemic.
Senior Nutrition Program
Our home delivered clients are receiving seven meals every Monday. They also receive a wellness phone call every day to ensure they are safe and healthy. We delivered 26% more meals in March than we did in February and, on average, we enroll 5 new seniors in our program each day. For more information on our Glendale or El Mirage programs, or to find out if you might be eligible for home delivered meals, call 623.931.7436.
For those that are able, our congregate meal participants are welcome to come to our mobile distribution center on a pre-defined schedule to pick up meals for several days. Read about our entire schedule here.
We are currently revising our prosperity program workshops to be delivered virtually. Information about dates and how to register will be shared with our prosperity program partners and will be available on our calendar.
For more information and resources, please go to the YWCA USA COVID-19 page.