YWCA Greater Austin

Mission & Vision

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities.

A longtime local institution, in 2007, the YWCA 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. 

The YWCA supports policies that contribute to the elimination of racism. This includes but is not limited to policies that eliminate racial profiling, increase immigrant rights, retain and strengthen affirmative action, reduce hate crimes and result in increased education on racism and its elimination.