Mission Impact

YWCA Central Alabama is working every day to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We serve women, children, and families in adverse circumstances, whether they live in poverty or in fear for their lives. YWCA meets critical needs through programming for child and youth development, domestic violence services, and affordable housing.

Here's a look at how YWCA Central Alabama changed lives in 2019:

YWCA Central Alabama ...

  • Responded to 2,014 calls to the Crisis Line, 205.322.4878 (HURT).
  • Taught 1,754 students about healthy dating relationships.
  • Provided 926 individuals with 14,816 clothing items and gave away 246 prom dresses to girls in the community through My Sister’s Closet.
  • Served 415 adults and 608 children from the Woodlawn community through arts, educational, and healthy lifestyle programs.
  • Engaged 88 volunteers to assist with programming at YWCA Family Resource Center.
  • Distributed 1,898 toys to 396 children in need of our services.
  • Appreciates the 1,434 volunteers who gave 14,643 hours of service to the organization.

The YW Provided ...

  • 33 individuals with case management at YWCA Family Resource Center.
  • 80,146 nights of safe and affordable housing to 291 individuals.
  • 67,113 nights of permanent rental housing for 131 adults and 97 children.
  • 5,028 nights of transitional housing for 21 adults and 14 children.
  • 6,614 nights of shelter to 23 homeless families at Interfaith Hospitality House.
  • 718 food boxes to those in need.
  • 10,389 nights of safety to 243 adults and 154 children in two shelters.
  • 3,788 units of court advocacy services and delivered civil legal services in 256 cases.
  • 13,989 days of care to 119 children in our Calico Corner and KIDS Korner programs.
  • 3,429 academic days of service to 70 students in our After-school Enrichment Program and SAIL summer program.
  • 41 high school students with 5 adult advisers through Peace Birmingham, a year-round program designed to build bridges among Birmingham teenagers.
  • 64 high school students with 19 volunteer staff members for Anytown Alabama, a seven-day residential social justice leadership program in collaboration with the National Conference for Community and Justice.

Did You Know? A gift of ...

  • $75 provides baby wipes for children housed in our confidential shelters for one month.
  • $1,000 supports a licensed mental health therapist for approximately one week, including supplies and equipment.
  • $1,200 supports a civil legal attorney for about one week (our Family Law Center provides free civil legal services for domestic violence survivors).
  • $1,500 provides art and other therapeutic supplies for our counselors, who serve children in two YWCA shelters.
  • $1,500 will allow YWCA to replace the Family Violence Center’s kitchen flooring (including supplies and YWCA maintenance labor).
  • $2,000 provides one week of emergency shelter for a family fleeing an abusive home when our shelter is full, as it is now because of COVID-19.
  • $5,000 covers telephone services for one of our shelters for one year, including emergency crisis line phones, and phones used by shelter residents.
  • $5,458 covers supplies for one of our confidential shelters for one month, including cleaning supplies and hygiene items.
  • $10,000 maintains/replaces shelter equipment used each year by families in our shelter, including washers, dryers, stoves, and microwaves.

View our Annual Report or contact the YWCA Public Relations & Mission Impact Department at 205.322.9922, ext. 307.