The YWCA hosts several events for the community throughout the year, such as the Gardeners’ Festival, Administrative Professionals Day, the Pink Tea Luncheon, Stand Against Racism and the annual Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon. We welcome you to read and share about these events and to get involved as a sponsor, volunteer or a committee member. Note: The Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon is Thursday, June 21, 2018.  Read more here.

Looking for YWCA events? See full event calendar here.




YWCA St. Joseph CTF Specialty License Plates

Every day, the YWCA St. Joseph works to help prevent child abuse through parent education classes, counseling and safe shelter for families at risk. You can help prevent child abuse by proudly displaying the official Children’s Trust Fund (CIT) license plate on your vehicle. CTF plates feature the distinctive child’s greenhandprintss logo and a “prevent child abuse’ message. Funds generated annually by the CTF plates make a huge impact on child abuse prevention across the state of Missouri, and also, locally for the YWCA’s efforts. To participate, go online and buy the CIT plates, designating the YWCA St. Joseph as the sole beneficiary of your $25 license plate donation:

OR go to the license Bureau and purchase your plate in-person (Note: if buying in-person, the funds will be divided between St. Joseph YWCA and St. Joseph Youth Alliance). For more information, call the YWCA at 232-4481.


Back to School Fair – Call for donations for Shelter children: Please donate to help St. Joseph children!

Each year the YWCA host a Back to School Fair for our children living in shelter. Our goal is to get the kids hyped up for going back to school during a tough time in their lives! We ask the community for the “other back to school items” such as:

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair ties
  • Brushes
  • Alarm clocks
  • Locker items
  • Fun school supplies

Date: Wednesday, August 8th

Time: 1-3 pm

Where: YWCA Shelter, 304 N 8th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501

NOTE: Items should arrive by August 6th.

This is for YWCA residents only. If a group would like to donate items or money, please contact Carrie Turner at 816-232.4481.


Read more here about the 2018 Women of Excellence event or call 816-232-4481 to find out more information! 

Take a look at this article published by News-Press Now about the Healthy Teens/Healthy Babies program. Find out how you can get involved also. Healthy Teens/Healthy Babies

The YWCA St. Joseph is celebrating a special milestone in 2018: 130 years of serving the community. Since 1888, we’ve been working to empower women and children to help them reach their goals. With programs designed to eliminate racism, create new starts and change lives, we help meet the needs of each family in the present — but also encourage healing and strength for the future.

Celebrating 130 years of the YWCA St. Joseph is an exciting moment, but it’s also one that calls for a bit of reflection. Throughout the history of the YWCA, each new generation of women has embraced the vision of the organization and continued the legacy. We not only reflect on the thousands of lives that have been changed through our doors but also consider it a true privilege to have given thousands of gifts to the community over 130 years. These gifts are peace, shelter, hope, vision, connections, basic needs, encouragement, open doors and so many more. Today, we thank you for your role in each and every one.



YWCA Women of Excellence – June 21, 2018, YWCA St. Joseph’s Annual Women of Excellence Brings Community Together

YWCA Celebrates 130 of Service to the Community – YWCA Marks 130 Years of Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism


YWCA St. Joseph Annual Report:

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report


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