FAQ

Where is YWCA Greater Cincinnati located?

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Downtown headquarters is located at 898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. The YWCA Eastern Area administrative office is located at 55 South 4th Street, Batavia, OH 45103. These two administrative offices cover numerous program locations throughout Hamilton, Clermont, Brown and Adams counties.
 

Is YWCA for women only?

No. YWCA offers a co-ed fitness facility managed by TriHealth. We also provide the only court-ordered batterers’ intervention program, Amend. Amend is a vital component of the agency’s mission to empower women and eliminate violence against women and children. In 2015, the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter expanded in-shelter services to include all victims of Domestic Violence, including men and transgender individuals.
 

What is the purpose of YWCA?

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

How many people do you serve?

Our local association serves approximately 35,000 women, girls and their families annually. YWCA USA represents approximately 2 million women, girls and their families with nearly 300 associations within the United States. World YWCA provides services to more than 25 million women in more than 100 countries.
 

When was YWCA founded?

London, England was the home to the first YWCA, which was established in 1855. The United States soon followed with a chapter in 1858. The first National Board was constituted in 1906. YWCA Greater Cincinnati was founded in 1868 as the fifth association in the United States.
 

Is YWCA a "social services" agency?

YWCA provides a myriad of social services but is a Community Based Organization.
 

Does the YWCA provide health and fitness programs?

YWCA provides a number of health and fitness programs, including our Breast Health Network and YWCA/Tri-Health Co-Ed Fitness Center. Our Fitness Center is located at 898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. For a complete list of fitness center offerings and health/wellness programs, please click here. 
 

Are you a faith-based organization?

No. People of many denominations and religious beliefs work, volunteer and receive services through YWCA.
 

What does YWCA stand for?
YWCA is a word, not an acronym, and stands for eliminating racism and empowering women.

 

 

 

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