Welcome to YWCA Yorkshire
YWCA Yorkshire is an independent member of the YWCA of Great Britain which was founded in 1855, and is one of the oldest women's organisations in the world. The YWCA was formed to provide safe hostel accommodation to Florence Nightingales nurses who were travelling from all over the country on their way to the Crimea, and is now a global network of women leading change in over 120 countries worldwide.
Today, we continue in that tradition supporting women, children and families through a range of accommodation, support, empowerment and advocacy services. You can find out more information about how we support young women and families on our Mission page.
The charity operates from five sites in South Yorkshire, and employs over 80 staff members who support young women and their families, and ensure that they get the help they need to live healthy, happy and fulfilled lives. With a focus on female empowerment, YWCA Yorkshire works with partners and the public to create better futures, and believes that together we can really make a difference to peoples' lives.
We'd love for you to get involved either through fundraising or volunteering. A small amount of fundraising can make a very big difference, and we are a local charity, so the money you raise will directly help the people in your area.
Find out more about the services we offer in our Centres section.