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.





Bras for a Cause
This event will be March 23rd, 2019 at the Metropolitan (the old Paradox Theater). It will be held from 7:00-9:00pm. We are looking for 40 male volunteers to model the bras. We would need you around 4:30 to get ready for the event. We are looking at catering but still working on who will do it. The price of the ticket for the event is $5, which will receive 1 ticket for our raffle items. The attendees can purchase more at the door $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. We are also giving survivors two tickets for the raffle and a small gift. So if you are interested in modeling these lovely bras for a great cause contact Samantha Fidler- Newby at the YWCA (816)232-4481 or by email


2019 Women of Excellence

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Annual Giving 

Why Donate?

How does your donation make an immediate difference?

– A donation of $35 keeps a woman and her children safe for one night.

– A gift of $100 can offer professional advocacy and counseling services so a woman can see that she has options and a plan for a new start.

– A gift of $500 means a woman and her children have shelter and safety for two weeks while they decide their next steps.                                                                                                                        

– A gift of $1,000 would allow a family a full month of shelter so that they can truly rebuild their lives.

Every donation opens a new door to hope for a woman and her children who depend on the YWCA – and every donation of $100 or more receives a 50% Missouri State tax credit.  This means that 50% of your donation is deducted directly from your Missouri taxes owed, even if you don’t itemize deductions. 

We invite you to join us with your support. With your help, the YWCA Shelter will continue to be the place where hope starts – and where a new journey unfolds, free of fear and abuse.


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.


YWCA St. Joseph Annual Report:

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

YWCA St. Joseph Financial Report:

2017 Annual Financial Report

2016 Annual Financial Report


2019 Women of Excellence

Nomination form


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