Fact Sheet

YWCA is 20th Largest Non-Profit Agency in St. Louis*

  • YWCA Metro St. Louis is a 120-year-old non-profit human services agency dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
  • Founded in 1904 to provide safe housing for women who came to work at the World’s Fair.
  • Oldest and largest women’s advocacy group in St. Louis.
  • Serves more than 10,000 women and families annually.
  • Three core service areas: Women’s Crisis Services and HousingEarly EducationEconomic Empowerment/CREED
  • YWCA is fully accredited by Social Current and designated as an Outstanding Provider.

Head Start & Early Head Start Early Education Centers

Women’s Services for Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence and Homelessness

  • YWCA is the largest provider of sexual assault and domestic violence services for women in the region.
  • YWCA is the ONLY dual-services agency (sexual assault and domestic violence) in the St. Louis region offering both a 24/7 Crisis Help Line and a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) that partners with area hospitals and police departments.
  • ONLY YWCA in the United States with a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).
  • YWCA is the largest provider of Rapid Re-Housing for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in St. Louis City and County.
  • YWCA holds the largest HUD contract in the area.

Economic Empowerment/CREED

  • Innovator and trailblazer in Economic Empowerment/CREED, which connects and leverages all YWCA services, creating a collaborative partnership that provides a path to self-sufficiency for all clients.

What Differentiates YWCA

  • YWCA is the only agency that provides wraparound services, such as childcare, transportation, grocery assistance, rent/utility assistance, and housing at no charge to sustain women while they are in our programs.
  • All YWCA clients, including Head Start families, may access our wraparound services.
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