• Purse & Passion 2022

    We've made the difficult decision to take this year's Purse & Passion event virtual once again. We hope you will join us from your home or office!

    Purse & Passion 2022
  • Domestic Violence Services

    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. 

    If you need a quick exit, the quick escape button is at the top of every page for you to use.





  • YWe are on a mission

    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.

    COVID-19 Response & Resources
  • Community Support

    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.


    More About Us
  • YWe Rise

    Jessica Jackson rose to become the strong and courageous woman she is today after realizing she was in an abusive relationship.  Neither Jessica’s abuser nor her relationship told of what she believed to be a domestic violence situation until the day her abuser got physical and murdered their unborn daughter.  Jessica has made it her mission to speak out about the dynamics of domestic violence hoping to save another person from experiencing the abuse she did.  
    Here is Jessica’s powerful story. 
    YWe Rise