YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Who We Are
YWCA Northeast Kansas has been a proud part of the greater Topeka community for over 130 years and is a part of a network of YWCAs which represents one of the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organizations 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. Locally, we proudly serve over 7,500 individuals and families each year.
More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and stand for social justice for all. We provide safe places for survivors, strengthen families through quality, affordable childcare, inspire young girls to be healthy, bold, and confident, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights at the local, state, and federal level. What sets YWCA apart is our commitment to comprehensive social services, combined with our dedication to creating a more just world through advocacy and issue education.
Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come to us for leadership training and career counseling. They come for childcare. They come to become informed advocates. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.