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.

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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The YWCA Vision: Embraced by a community that has become intolerant of violence and disparities, the YWCA St. Joseph is the anchor institution for improving the lives of women and, in turn, enhancing the future for children and our community. See MoreSee Less

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Ladies and Gentlemen it is officially time to kick off the 2016 Bling a Bra Contest. I have attached the rules and the entry form. Each bra received helps us build awareness and stresses the importance of breast cancer early detection. Please help us make this event a GREAT success. Remember the winning bra will receive the World Cups award and ultimate bra bragging rights. Hope to see your bra soon. See MoreSee Less

Bling a Bra Contest

August 1, 2016, 8:00am – August 1, 2016, 10:00pm

YWCA St. Joseph

August 1st – September 26th: Bling a Bra contest. Decorate a bra for breast cancer awareness. Contest information will be sent out closer to time. All contestants can by individual, business, group, or organization. For more information contact Chelsea Teater at 816-232-4481 or at cteater@ywcasj.org. The bras will be voted on after Sept 26th and then community members will be able to vote for the winner at the Josephine Expo. All other bras will be displayed at The Griffey School for the Arts during the month of October. Winner will receive the “World Cups” award and ultimate bra bragging rights.

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Upcoming Events:

July 23rd: Racks and Rhinestones, 7 PM – 1:30 AM at No Place Bar. Live music and dancing – what more do you need for fun-filled evening? Three bands will perform a mix of country and classic rock music with all proceeds to benefit the YWCA’s ENCOREplus program and the Social Welfare Board to help purchase mammograms. All you need to bring is a $5 donation and your dancing shoes! There will also be a cash bar available.

August 1st – September 26th: Bling a Bra Contest. Decorate a bra for breast cancer awareness. Contest information will be sent out closer to time. All contestants can by individual, business, group, or organization. For more information contact Chelsea Teater at 816-232-4481 or at cteater@ywcasj.org. The bras will be voted on after Sept 26th and then community members will be able to vote for the winner at the Josephine Expo. All other bras will be displayed at The Griffey School for the Arts during the month of October. Winner will receive the “World Cups” award and ultimate bra bragging rights.

August 14th: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Union Station Kansas City. Join the St. Joe Pink Warriors team and walk in the 2016 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. To sign up for this event please go to: http://komenkansascity.org/ and join the St. Joe Pink Warrior team. We will also be having a Heartland Trailways bus that will be taking people to this event. Seating is limited so RSVP with Chelsea Teater at 816-232-4481 or at cteater@ywcasj.org. Bus is FREE for all Pink Warriors.

September 14th: Lunch and Learn, What is Breast Cancer? 11:30-1 PM at the East Hills Mall Food Court. This is a free event and there will be free lunch! Susan G. Komen will be on site with their virtual reality machine and Diagnostic Imaging Center will have their 3-D Mammography unit on site for touring. Please RSVP by Sept. 12th at cteater@ywcasj.org or call 816-232-4481.

September 21st: Lunch and Learn, What Happens After Getting Diagnosed? 11:30-1 PM at St. Francis Xavier Parish Center. This is a free event and there will be free lunch! Susan G. Komen will be on site with their virtual reality machine. Please RSVP by Sept. 19th at cteater@ywcasj.org or call 816-232-4481.

September 28th: Lunch and Learn, Breast Cancer Supports. 11:30-1 PM at the YWCA. This is a free event and there will be free lunch! Susan G. Komen will be on site with their virtual reality machine. Please RSVP by Sept. 12th at cteater@ywcasj.org or call 816-232-4481.

October 1st: Bling a Bra Showcase, 4:30-6:30 PM at the Griffey School for the Arts. Come see the bras decorated for breast cancer awareness; bras will be displayed at the Griffey during the month of October.

October 1st: Josephine Expo, 10 AM-4 PM at the Civic Arena. Come visit our booth and vote on your favorite bra from the Bling a Bra contest to be our “World Cups” winner. The top 8 bras form the contest will be there on display.

October 5th: Spanish Speaking Lunch and Learn, What is Breast Cancer? 11:30-1 PM, location TBD. This is a free event and there will be free lunch! Susan G. Komen will be on site with their virtual reality machine. Please RSVP by Sept. 12th at cteater@ywcasj.org or call 816-232-4481.

October 12th: Pink Tea Luncheon, 11:30-1 PM at the YWCA. Cost is $20 per person. There will be a “blind” silent auction – bidding will start at $5. Food will be catered by Pronto Cafe. There will be survivors speakers, and Susan G. Komen will be on site with their virtual reality machine. Please RSVP to Chelsea Teater at cteater@ywcasj.org or by calling 816-232-4481.

October 21st: Celebracion Rosa (Hawaiian Spa Night), 6-9 PM at the YWCA. This event is for our Latina ladies, supporters and survivors. It is a free event and there will be a free meal! There will be a fashion show, spa activities, giveaways and more. There will also be vendors on site. Please RSVP at 816-232-4481 or on our Spanish line at 816-273-6665 or by email at cteater@ywcasj.org. Spaces are limited to 50 people, so get in your RSVPs if you plan to attend!

October 28th: Ladies Night Out (Hawaiian Spa Night), 7-9 PM at the YWCA. This event is for our female supporters and survivors. It is a free event and there will be a free meal! There will be a fashion show, spa activities, giveaways and more. There will also be vendors on site. Please RSVP at 816-232-4481 or by email at cteater@ywcasj.org. Spaces are limited to 50 people, so get in your RSVPs if you plan to attend!

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