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.
February 1st: Nominations open for the 2016 Women of Excellence Awards. Nominations will be due on March 11th. Nomination forms available on our website or by calling 816.232.4481 or emailing email@example.com. The Awards will be held on June 16th.
February 18th: Bras For A Cause fashion show and auction. 7-8:30 PM, YWCA Auditorium. Come see our men volunteers model the bras decorated in honor of breast cancer awareness. $5 donation at the door. Proceeds to the YWCA Encoreplus breast cancer program.
February 20th: Got a speedy crawler? A turbo toddler? Enter them in the Baby Derby, win prize packages, and support the YWCA Saturday, February 20th. There will be lots of free activities, snacks and laughter at this fun event. Register at http://conta.cc/1TVgLH8
March 11th: Nominations due for the YWCA Women of Excellence Awards. Nomination forms available on our website or by calling 816.232.4481 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Awards will be held on June 16th.
March 19th: Ladies’ Day vendor fair from 9 AM – 2 PM at the YWCA. Free admission, lunch available by Pronto Cafe. Crafts, jewelry, fashion, door prizes and more. Limited vendor spaces still available.
April 12th: YWCA Annual Meeting, 3:30-5 PM. RSVP to 816.232.4481 or email email@example.com.
May 3rd: Women of Excellence reception for nominees and nominators, 5-7 PM at the YWCA. Nominees will have their photos taken for the program book, look over their biographies for publication and learn more about the luncheon on June 16th.
June 1st: Deadline for turning in reservations for the Women of Excellence Awards on June 16th.
June 16th: Women of Excellence Awards, 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Civic Area. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance. Call 816.232.4481 or buy tickets here on our website.
Our Corporate Partners Include: