Upcoming Events:


        Jean Brown is retiring effective December 31 from her position as Director of the YWCA St. Joseph, where she has served since 1995! 

        A reception in her honor will be hosted by the YWCA Board of Directors on Friday, December 7, from 4:00-6:30 p.m., in the YWCA Terrace Room, 304 S. 8th. The public is invited and encouraged to attend! 

       As Ms. Brown is beginning a new chapter in her life, she encourages guests to bring a houseware/linen item to help a woman leaving the Shelter to start her “new chapter.”



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.