What We Do

YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester focuses its mission-driven work in three signature areas where we believe we can have the most impact:

Empowerment & Economic Advancement 

We work to address the unique needs of those living in poverty and strive for outcomes that increase emotional and economic self-sufficiency. We provide more than 1,000 women with economic empowerment programs annually with our GEMS, Women’s Residence, Childcare Programs, and more. YWCA also has an ongoing commitment – truly, a mandate of our mission – to provide leadership development opportunities to women and girls.

Health & Wellness

We provide over 7,500 women and families with health and wellness programs annually with our Aquatics Programs, Gymnastics Programs, Fitness Programs, Courthouse and Supervised Visitation Programs, Services For People with Developmental Disabilities, Health Resources and more.

Racial Justice

YWCA’s approach to racial justice goes beyond changing hearts and minds. We strive to transform communities, systems, and public policy. Most recently, we have been focused on addressing the prison system as they impact women and girls of color. Past issue priorities have included race in the workplace, challenges faced by women of color, biases, our privileges, and what we can do to make this a more equal and just world.