YWCA Greater Austin

What We Do

In 2007, the YWCA of Greater Austin reached a major milestone in its history - celebrating 100 years of service to the Austin community.  Incorporated in 1907 in the State of Texas as the Young Women's Christian Association of the University of Texas, the YWCA of Greater Austin has always been more than exercise and fitness programs, as many YW's are - the YWCA of Greater Austin is, and always has been, a service organization that focuses on the health and human service needs of women and girls most whom are low to moderate income.

Monthly Dialogues on Issues of Racism & Discrimination
  • Every last Friday of each month; 12:00-1:30pm
  • Free and open to all community members
  • A safe space for frank discussions, reflection, and contemplation of the psychological and emotional impact acts of racism have on the individual and community to help work through emotions
Continuing Education Series
  • Accredited Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for LPC/LMSW/LCSW/LMFT
  • Year-round professional training workshops
  • CEU workshops that examine social service issues from a racial justice
  • CEU workshops that examine women's economic empowerment from a social services perspective
YW Counseling & Referral Center (YWCRC)
  • Short-term mental health counseling for women, couples, and families
  • Psycho-educational and/or skills building groups and workshops in the community
  • Information and referral services
Generation YW Program
  • Curriculum-based classes in public schools for middle/high-school girls & boys
  • Tobacco prevention presentations for adults and youth throughout the community
  • Alcohol/Drug prevention activities at community festivals and health fairs
Bridge Child Care Subsidy Program
  • Assisting Austin families in crisis in affording temporary child care
  • Qualifying families must be referred by local social service agencies
  • Eligibility is based on income status and crisis situation.
  • Short-term subsidies (less than 12 months)