What's New

Free Domestic Violence Workshop, Aug. 19

June 22, 2020

REGISTER NOW for YWCA Central Alabama’s Seeking Safety: Dynamics of Domestic Violence Online Training presented by Knetta Adkins, M.S., Coordinator, Community Education and Advocacy. Join the 9 a.m., Aug. 19 online conversation, raise community awareness, and learn the many signs of domestic violence. Take away some community resources, support services, and learn practical applications for supporting survivors of domestic violence. It is free to participate.

June 24 Affordable Housing Event

June 17, 2020

June is National Homeownership Month. The YW is hosting a symposium featuring Mechelle Sippial Wilder, ARC Realty Partner, Associate Broker; Kenneth E. Free, Alabama Field Office Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and YWCA Central Alabama's very own Monica Shields, Interfaith Hospitality House Shelter Manager. There is no cost to PARTICIPATE in the discussion about financial literacy, negative rental or criminal history, and fair housing laws.

Pandemic Doesn’t Stop Girls, Inc. AmeriCorps Member

June 15, 2020

 Askew Uses Green Thumb to Engage Students


Destiny Askew, a member of the YWCA Central Alabama Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program, is literally growing during the COVID-19 pandemic. While abiding by stay-at-home restrictions, Askew has repurposed some of her time to thrive in her home garden while teaching Girls, Inc. students.

Host a Virtual Toy Drive

May 11, 2020

It's time to Stuff the Sleigh for YWCA!  

All summerlong, we're helping the big man out and gathering new, unwrapped toys, books, gift cards, stocking stuffers, and more for our annual Santa's Workshop event!

Join in the Santa in the Summer fun and help us provide a magical holiday season for children of all ages living in local homeless shelters and transitional housing.

There are 3 ways to help:

CREW Camp for Teens

April 10, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama annually conducts CREW (Creating Responsible Educated Working teens). CREW is a camp that serves Woodlawn teens entering 9th-12th grades. This seven-week summer enrichment program is for Woodlawn teens. Local business partnerships provide internships that will align with students' education and career goals. #YWCACrew2020

Domestic Violence Training

April 6, 2020

Domestic Violence 101 Training Goes Virtual

Register now for YWCA Central Alabama’s Dynamics of Domestic Violence training, which will be from 10-11 a.m. on April 29.This free training session addresses the many signs of domestic violence and how individuals and families can keep themselves safe.