Who We Are

YWCA Northeast Indiana is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 106 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States. More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.

In our community, women come to YWCA Northeast Indiana in times of crisis, as survivors of domestic violence, and refugees come to us in search of assistance. They come for emotional support and empowerment.  They come for help in finding childcare, job training, and a better education.  They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.

In the year 2012, YWCA Northeast Indiana served 1,713 victims of domestic violence and 227 refugees. In that same year, our domestic violence Crisis Line received 3,373 calls and our Crisis Shelter served 306 women and 369 children, turning no one away.

Serving Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, and Whitley Counties, YWCA Northeast Indiana is a United Way Agency Partner, as well as a Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Holder and Torch Award Winner. 

Made possible with the support of the Lincoln Financial Foundation.