Who We Are

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

Our Mission – YWCA Central Alabama is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. 

Our Purpose – YWCA Central Alabama supports the community through our programs and services and advocates for policies and practices that impact the people we serve. 

Our Vision – YWCA Central Alabama’s vision is to create a more caring community. We work every day to make a positive change in the lives of individuals and in the community. We envision a more caring community and work every day to make a positive change in the lives of the people and communities we serve.

Our Core Values – Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Diversity, Empowerment of Women & Girls, Excellence, Advocacy/Social Justice, Collaboration & Outreach, Compassion, Accountability, and Vision.


YWCA Central Alabama comes from humble beginnings.

In 1903, a courageous and enterprising woman inspired others to raise a few hundred dollars to empower women. That small act blossomed into an organization unashamed to be a fearless voice for women and marginalized communities.

Through the years, YWCA assisted young women in their search for employment (1900s), elevated teen service (1930s) and created opportunities during times of turbulent race relations for Black and white women to plan and develop programs together (1960s).

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We’re open! If you visit our downtown Birmingham office, please excuse the construction blocking our front door. You can access the building through our 3rd Ave N entrance.

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