Upcoming Events:


Monday, April 2, 2018: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Gentlemen – Bring your best “fancy” shoes and support sexual assault awareness month 5:00 pm on April 2- Location: MWSU at Kelley Commons outside of Blum Student Union (rain location at Looney in the old gym)

Join us for a fun night to support YWCA Survivor Services and raise awareness in our community. The event is FREE! Prizes for the groups with the best attendance! Come cheer on your friends! Sign up by email to cturner@ywcasj.org or visit www.ywcasj.org

Walk in Her Shoes Flyer


March 28:  Women’s History Month Roundtable on Responses to Sexual Violence
MWSU, Spratt 214-216
Wed., March 28, 6 p.m. 

MWSU is hosting several events for Women’s History Month: Working Against Violence. The YWCA will be on the panel for the response to sexual violence at this roundtable event.

April 3-6:  What Were You Wearing: Survivor Art Installation
MWSU Blum 218
April 3-6; open  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The installation provides a tangible response to one of our cultures most pervasive rape myths. Outfits featured have been recreated from the stories of student survivors. Advocates will be on site to help anyone.


April 11:  YWCA Annual Meeting Announced4:00 –5:30 pm
Terrace Room at YWCA, 304 N. 8th Street, St. Joseph

Wednesday, April 11 is a special day at the YWCA as we celebrate 130 years of serving our community. There will be a celebration from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m., followed by a meeting that includes recognition of the staff, Board and 2018 Y Woman of Merit winner, and an overview of the accomplishments and achievements of the past year. A Taste of Downtown reception at 4:00pm will be followed by the meeting. Come join our 130th birthday celebration! (no cost to attend; please RSVP to the front office 816-232-4481 by April 6.

April 21:  Taste of the Town: Beer Tasting and Food Pairing in Local Bar and Grills
Establishments will be announced
April 21, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

This event is to support rape crisis for sexual assault awareness month. Participants will purchase lanyards for $10 and then be able to visit the bar and grills listed o the lanyards for $5 tastings of the featured beer and food pairing. You get to vote on who had the best pairing for a bragging rights trophy! Lanyards can be purchased at the YWCA or at any of the local events listed above.

Women of Excellence: Thursday, June 21, 2018 – It’s Time for Nominations! 

The 2018 Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon is Thursday, June 21, at the Civic Arena in downtown St. Joseph.

At last year’s luncheon, over 1,000 guests were in attendance as we honored outstanding women and employers.

Important Dates and Information:

  1. Nominate – Access nomination forms here. Nomination forms are due Friday, March 16.
  2. All nominees will be honored at a reception held on May 2 at the YWCA from 5-7 p.m. and at the awards luncheon on Thursday, June 21.
  3. Attend – Mark your calendar and join us in saluting women and employers at this events. Tables are $400 and include ten place settings. Individual tickets are also available at a cost of $40. (Tables and tickets will sell out, so act early!)

Visit the Women of Excellence page on our website for more details!