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 2020.

YWCA Central Alabama Statistics

  • 2,255 calls responded to on the 24-hour Crisis Line 205.322.4878 (HURT)
  • 4,539 nights of shelter to 17 homeless families at Interfaith Hospitality House
  • 78,869 nights of safe, affordable housing provided to 216 low-income individuals (includes elderly, disabled & those transitioning from homelessness)
  • 10,629 safe nights provided for 200 adults & 103 children in 2 shelters
  • 976 meals distributed to child care & after-school students (during pandemic closure)
  • 4,093 days of care provided to 102 YWCA Child Development Center students

  • 524 units of transportation provided for students in after-school learning labs
  • 1,305 toys/gifts distributed at drive-thru Santa’s Workshop to 261 children (115 families)
  • 100+ individuals served in arts, mentoring, educational, & healthy lifestyle programs
  • 3,042 clothing items provided to 338 individuals & 62 prom dresses given away (My Sister's Closet)
  • 250 food boxes distributed to those in need
  • 4,164 advocacy services were provided to assist domestic violence victims & The Family Law Center delivered civil legal services in 111 cases
  • 581 students taught about healthy dating relationships & domestic violence training delivered to 1,365 individuals
  • 88 men, women & children received safe visitation and exchange services
  • 136 domestic violence survivors provided with counseling and 240 individuals participated in Victim Support Group
  • 123 people took part in YWCA Get Out the Vote effort
  • 7 webinars (vigil, youth, gender, race, wellness, housing, & voting) with 453 registered and 7,301 online views
  • 32 individuals assisted with case management & workforce development (Family Resource Center)
  • 38 AmeriCorps members contributed 51,072 hours of service to YWCA, partner agencies, & community
  • 55 YWCA staff & supporters joined in Birmingham Juneteenth walk
  • 148 students & educators received Heritage Panel social justice training
  • 2,449 volunteer hours performed by 262 volunteers and valued at $66,621.23

 

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.