The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice and freedom for all.
Since its inception in 1911, the YWCA of Evansville has provided housing and other services to women. Current programs include a domestic violence shelter, emergency housing program and a transitional housing program for women battling addictions. In addition, the YW serves over 250 at-risk girls through its after-school mentoring program, Live Y'ers, which culminates in college scholarships to graduating seniors and continuing students. Other YW programs include a summer day camp for children, an exercise program for senior women, a food pantry station and public education programs.