In 1888, a few determined women who didn’t even have the right to vote believed they could change our community for the better by establishing the St. Joseph YWCA. Today, more than 130 years later, we are still dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice and freedom and dignity for all – and we’re stronger than ever.

We’ve succeeded beyond our expectations because each new generation of women has been willing to courageously step in with vision and leadership. Literally thousands of women have found hope for situations that at first seemed hopeless through services provided by the YWCA of St. Joseph. They’ve also been given the courage to believe their dreams could become a reality, and help to take the first steps toward that new reality.

Partnerships in Action

We work alongside several local businesses and groups each year to fulfill our mission, called Partners in Action. As our founders knew in 1888, we’re better together. All of our lives and futures are changed for the better when we help women and families reach their goals and find new hope for their future.

Find out more about working alongside our team and volunteers as a Partner in Action.

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With our 18th Annual Women of Excellence Luncheon being five weeks away from today, we wanted to reflect on why we do this event. The Luncheon started 18 years ago as a way to recognize women in our community that truly make a difference. Little did anyone know that this would turn into an over 1,000 person event and become our biggest fundraiser of the year! We love that our community has embraced this event and the concept of empowering women!

If you would like to be a sponsor or have any questions, call 816-232-4481.

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Upcoming Events:

Please visit our Events page for upcoming events.

Annual YWCA Administrative Professionals Luncheon  

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Annual Meeting 2019

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2019 Women of Excellence

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Our Corporate Partners Include:

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