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 128 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.
The YWCA St. Joseph, along with all the YWCA’s across the nation, continues to work toward the elimination of racism in our country – click here to read about our most recent program, the ‘Day of Commitment.’
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.
February 4th: Bras for a Cause, 7pm – 9pm at Paradox Theater. ENCOREplus’ 2nd annual Bras for a Cause event is just around the corner! We are in need of some men who would like to volunteer to be a model for this event and yes, sport a bra (over your shirt of course). If you are interested please contact Chelsea Teater at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 816-232-4481. All community members are invited to attend this fun event while supporting a great cause! You won’t want to miss out on the show, plus there will be a cash bar provided by Tiger’s Den, music and light refreshments. Cost is $5 per person at the door.
Our Corporate Partners Include: