Upcoming Events:

2019 Women of Excellence

The 2019 Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon is Thursday, June 20, at the Civic Arena in downtown St. Joseph.  Reserve your spot here!

Our Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon helps honor those in our community helping to make a difference in the lives of men and women. At the 2018 luncheon, over 1,000 guests were in attendance as we honored outstanding women and employers.

The 2019 speaker is Monique Holland, who spent the previous nine years as Executive Senior Associate AD for Administration and the Senior Women Administrator at SMU. Monique has previously served as a Division I Athletics Director, and was an Academic All- American basketball Player at Alabama State. She has over 20 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics as a coach and athletic administrator.  Her story is sure to motivate and encourage!

Steve’s Challenge
Steve’s Challenge is a much-anticipated element of the Women of Excellence event each year. It’s a chance for attendees to place a bid by cash, check, or pledge in their table’s persimmon envelope. At each table, one lucky person is drawn from the persimmon envelope and wins the centerpiece! In addition, one table wins a special prize for their combined contributions to Steve’s Challenge. It’s a great way to support the mission of the YWCA!

Did you know? Steve Craig matched the monies raised dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. Imagine what that means for the women and children served by the YWCA!

Questions? Call Mindy Grooms at 816.232.4481, or Send us an email!


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.

Questions?  Contact the YWCA at 816-232-4481.