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.
December 13th, 1-5 pm: Holiday Help Needed. We are looking for volunteers to set up the Christmas Store for our mothers to shop in for Christmas. This is a great volunteer opportunity for youth groups and families. Contact Carrie Turner for more information 816-232-4481 Can’t help with this project? Share with your friends.
Holiday Help Needed--Jump and MOM’S Time are looking for some donations for their annual Christmas Party: 90 packs of hot chocolate; shoe boxes; make-up; canvas for paintings; paint; red and green tissue paper. If you would like to help contact Traci McChristy or Ellen Kisker for more information 816-232-4481
Holiday Help Needed: Looking for a group that would love to decorate the historic YWCA building for the holiday season. If you would love to create a beautiful Christmas for others contact Carrie Turner 816-232-4481. Decorating not your thing? Share this with your friends so that they could help!