Who We Are

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The YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County has believed in the beauty of women’s dreams for over 125 years. We believe that women have the strength to achieve their dreams no matter what their current situation might be.

Women and children come to the YWCA for many reasons. They may be homeless or fleeing from domestic violence. Some women may be struggling to keep their family intact while recovering from chemical dependence. A teen mother may be afraid of dropping out of school or never finding a good job.

Whatever the reason, the YWCA’s door is always open. Each woman and teen mother is greeted with dignity and respect. We offer a safe place to live, skill-building for life and work, linkages to community resources, and a caring staff who provide encouragement and support. But make no mistake, it is the women and girls we serve who do the hard work each day to achieve their dreams. We are proud of all of their success.