What We Do

More than a century later, the legacy of founder Maybelle Sloss continues through life-changing programs, services and advocacy initiatives.

Today, social justice is foundational to the work we do at YWCA Central Alabama. It is who we are. We are a social justice organization.

Built upon that foundation of social justice are three pillars representing our focus areas: (1.) community housing, (2.) child development and (3.) domestic violence services. Economic empowerment programs stretch across these pillars and supportive services wrap around them.

Each year, YWCA advances the lives of thousands of women, children and families. Whether through counseling, job skills training, child care services, temporary housing assistance or some other YWCA program or service – those who seek our services gain the skills and tools they need to rebuild their lives and create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their community. 

The goal is a just society in which women can enjoy financial freedom, equal pay and the peace of mind that comes with having a safe, reliable place to live. Survivors fleeing domestic violence can start over by advancing their education while their children receive a quality early education.

Our Work