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Together We Can - WE WILL - Make a Difference

Families need us. And we need you.


To make a gift in honor or memory of a special person in your life, please click here.

Donate by phone or mail:

If you would like to mail your gift, you can address it to:
YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County
Attn. Development
175 N. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Please make checks payable to YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County.

Or call (585) 368-2261 to personally speak to a YWCA staffer to make your credit card donation.

In-kind donations:

Visit our wish list and view a list of items that are always in need.   Unfortunately, the YWCA does not have the resources necessary to pick up donations from donors.

Bequests and other gifts:

The YWCA has a rich legacy of providing critical services for women and children in our community for over 125 years.  Your planned gift can help ensure the agency will continue to serve women and children for generations to come.   

A First Person Account
of Escaping Domestic


Ivette* moved from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts in June of 2017 with her partner, who had a job opportunity. In her own words, this is what happened next.

I never left Puerto Rico before, but this was an opportunity for me and my children to have a better life. We moved to Massachusetts with so much hope for the future for me and my family. My son was nine and my daughter was five at the time. But things changed quickly.

More Information

The YWCA provides over 40,000 days and nights of safety and comfort to homeless women and children in times of crisis.

You can give a homeless mom like La Rissa the security of knowing her child has a safe place to stay while she makes the transition to affordable long-term housing.