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 126 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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Facebook friends, please help us SHARE this information with your friends. One of them might benefit from this FREE event. Free mammograms: Uninsured women call the Social Welfare Board GYN 816-344-5233; Insured women call 816-271-1278 or 800-447-2919 to pre-register. If you need help with transportation that day, call the YWCA ENCOREplus 816-232-4481/816-273-6665.

Amigas de Facebook, ayúdenme a compartir esta información con sus amigas . Uno de ellas podría beneficiarse de este evento gratuito llamado "Mammothon". Mamografías gratuitas para mujeres con o sin aseguranza. Para más información llamar a Kendal 816-273-6665. También podemos ayudarle con transporte ese día. — with Jessica Patel and 46 others.

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We know not everyone can attend an advocate class, or get away from work for one of our events. If you are one of those super-busy people who would like a simple (but very essential) way to help, our shelter is in need of shampoo, conditioner and body wash right now. See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

June 10:  YWCA Women of Excellence Patron’s Party. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Avenue. $75/person. Reservations due by end of day Friday, June 6.

June 16: MWSU Celebrity Golf Tournament

June 19: YWCA Women of Exellence Awards, Civic Arena, 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Buy a reservation online here.
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