What's New

First Class Pre-K Random Drawing

February 21, 2018

Alabama’s nationally recognized First Class Pre-K programs are now accepting pre-registration applications for the 2018-2019 school year.  To participate, each child must provide a birth certificate documenting that he/she is 4 years old (and not yet 5) on or before September 2, 2018 and must also be an Alabama resident (documented with proof of residence such as a current utility bill or copy of a lease or mortgage) throughout enrollment. 

YWCA Raises Awareness About Teen Dating Violence

February 9, 2018

Dashia Abrams had big dreams. The 19-year-old Huffman High School graduate had plans to pursue a criminal justice degree. Instead, just a few weeks into summer last year, she was shot to death by her boyfriend, who later turned the gun on himself.

YWCA Welcomes New Board President and Honors Judge Sandra Storm

February 6, 2018

YWCA Central Alabama recently welcomed a new Board president, celebrated the accomplishments of 2017 and honored Judge Sandra Storm for her impact on the lives of domestic violence victims and children in crisis.

It all happened at the agency’s recent 2017 Annual Meeting, attended by current and past Board and Junior Board members, community leaders and YW supporters.

Outgoing Board President Brenda Hackney passed the torch to Maggie Brooke, a longtime Board member and volunteer.

Santa's Workshop 2017

November 6, 2017

Click here to learn how you can sign up to volunteer or donate toward the event. 

Fun and Games Set the Stage for Fall Festival

November 2, 2017

Smiles, costumes, games, candy and fun were the only things on the agenda at the annual Fall Festival for the kids in the YWCA’s child development programs.

Whether they were playing Ring Toss, decorating cookies, bowling with pumpkins or jumping in the bounce house, the girls and boys had a frighteningly good time at the event, which is hosted by the Junior Board.

Butterfly Creations Symbolize Journey from Victim to Survivor

October 20, 2017

As part of their healing process, domestic violence victims and children who have witnessed family violence recently participated in art therapy sessions at YWCA Central Alabama. They created beautiful butterflies to symbolize their transformation from victims to survivors.

AmeriCorps Members Serve Community, Jump-Start Career

September 8, 2017

Herb Jackson was looking for ways to follow his passion and give back to his community when he joined YWCA Central Alabama's "Building Communities, Bettering Lives" AmeriCorps program a few years ago.  Turns out, he found a new career.

YWCA Health Fair Provides Screenings and Education

September 1, 2017

After attending YWCA Central Alabama’s recent Health and Wellness Fair, one YW resident vowed to start cooking more instead of relying on packaged foods.

“I’ve gained a lot of weight since I stopped cooking regularly, and I know I’m eating too much sodium,” she said. “I don’t have an excuse, but I’m going to start doing better.”

That was exactly what organizers hoped would happen when planning the fair, which focused on physical, mental, spiritual and financial wellness.