Purse & Passion is the YW's largest fundraiser. It raises more than $600,000 each year to support domestic violence services, our child development program, and affordable community housing. Livestream or participate to help us help women, children, and families chart a course for a brighter future. The 22nd Annual Purse & Passion program will be livestreamed Thursday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. (CDT). Tune in to hear powerful stories from families the YW serves. Some Table Captains will also host viewing parties at their homes. Virtual guests can log in to view the livecast from anywhere.
YWCA Central Alabama, the state’s only YWCA, is a social justice organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Here is the 118-year-old agency’s statement regarding a jury’s declaration that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is guilty of murder and manslaughter in the 2020 death of George Floyd.
YWCA Central Alabama provides free and confidential services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, regardless of gender, age, health status, physical, mental, and emotional ability, sexual orientation, sexual identity/expression, socio-economic status race, national origin, immigration status or religious or political affiliation.
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The YW's COVID-19 RESPONSE: YWCA Central Alabama has taken proactive steps to protect our clients, staff, and community based on public health officials' preventive measures and social distancing recommendations. Staff is available via email and telephone. Email general inquiries here and follow us on social media for updates. The YW's vital domestic violence shelters in Jefferson and St. Clair counties and our 24-hour crisis line, (205) 322-4878 (HURT), continue to operate.
YWCA Central Alabama is a social justice organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We work at the intersection of race and gender equity. Our programs and services are designed to address systemic disparities. We work every day to respond to the needs of women and their families. We provide safe, affordable housing and work to keep families experiencing homelessness together during their time of crisis. We help domestic violence victims escape abusive relationships and gain the strength to become survivors. Our nationally-accredited child development program allows children in families experiencing homelessness and working poor families to get the very best start in life.