about the YWCA of Richmond
Since 1887 — that's how long the YWCA of Richmond has been helping women and children in our community. We are a safe haven for those escaping from violence and provide a head start for children's education. We recognize the profound impact of women in our community with our annual Outstanding Women Awards. Plus, we do it all with a mission of caring for those most in need and providing equal opportunities for women, children and families of all ages, races, and income levels.
So where are we going? We're excited about how we've recently expanded from two emergency shelters to one crisis shelter and three transitional apartments (and more on the way). This means we can serve even more women and children, and help them return to a normal life. Our Child Development Center is growing, too. We've recently expanded to serve even more age groups. All this is possible thanks to the support of our community. Thank you Richmond, for your generous contributions to our cause.