YW Calgary’s mission is prevention, intervention, empowerment, and leadership for the benefit of women and their families. For more than a century, YW Calgary has provided safe places and programming for women and their families to heal and grow.
YW Calgary focuses on enhancing women’s well-being while advocating for equity. Located in the heart of the Inglewood community, YW is committed to supporting people experiencing domestic violence, advocating for mental health, and enabling women’s economic prosperity. Together with our donors, the government, and other social services, we provide programs that build a safer and more equitable community.
For more information about YW Calgary please visit, https://www.ywcalgary.ca/
Through various programs and services, we support women and their families who are experiencing abuse, homelessness, poverty, mental health concerns, and under-employment. Our continuum of care includes shelter, housing, counselling, language skills, childcare, parenting, and economic empowerment support.
Because of the incredible community, YW Calgary continues to meet our client’s immediate and most basic needs, then works directly with them to create positive and sustainable change in their lives.
- Over 6,000 individuals were served through our programs in mental health, domestic violence, and economic prosperity.
- 3,300 individuals accessed YW mental health support, with 95% of survey respondents reporting that they felt more hopeful for their futures.
- 4,000 individuals at risk of domestic violence received YW-provided services, with 91% of survey respondents reporting that since the programming they feel safe in their relationships.
YW Calgary continues to amplify the voices of vulnerable people and advocates every day to help women, children, and gender-diverse people.