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YWCA Domestic Violence Services Continue During Pandemic

YWCA Head Start Readies for Another School Year Amid COVID-19


YWCA Metro St. Louis CEO Adrian Bracy Calls All Who Identify as Female to Support Women and Call Out Misogynistic Behavior

This St. Louis American OpEd from July 23, 2020, is in reaction to Rep. Ted Hoyo’s reported verbal slur against Rep. Alexanderia Ocasio-Cortez.

YWCA Metro St. Louis: YWCA Sexual Assault Counseling

You do not have to face sexual assault alone! Just listen to the joy in this YWCA therapist’s voice describing what it feels like when a client successfully terminates treatment because she has made the journey from victim to survivor! Tammy is just one of the therapists at YWCA Metro St. Louis who is specially trained in trauma-informed therapy for survivors of sexual assault.

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YWCA Services for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Including Rapid ReHousing for Women and Children Fleeing Violence

Please watch YWCA Crisis Intervention Advocate Angela Broadnax discussing safety planning and rapid rehousing below:

Domestic Violence Services

YWCA Crisis Intervention Director Samantha Wayant and Court Watch’s Carla Maley participate in a panel on KPLR’s The Pulse of St. Louis along with partner agency Safe Connection to discuss violence against Women.

Watch YWCA CEO Adrian Bracy and YWCA Crisis Intervention Director Samantha Wayant discuss how YWCA helps victims of domestic and sexual violence heal from the trauma and become survivors. The 2019 YWCA Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is coming up on September 19, and is designed to engage men in preventing domestic, sexual and gender violence.

Learn about White Privilege and its role in the racial division in St. Louis in this article from The Riverfront Times:

YWCA Racial Justice Witnessing Whiteness

YWCA Message on Ferguson, MO:

Five Years Later

Five years have passed since Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson Police officer on Canfield Drive. His death sparked an examination of the racial divide in our community, and the systemic racism infecting some of our municipal institutions. We came under scrutiny worldwide, and no less an entity than the United States Department of Justice issued findings. There were hard facts that our region could not ignore and, thankfully, progress has been made. But there is much more to be done.

As YWCA Metro St. Louis reflects on this sad anniversary, we recognize that few feel the agony as acutely as Michael Brown’s parents and family to whom we offer our condolences. We also mourn with those who lost loved ones to violent, racist hatred in El Paso, Dayton, and so many more communities nationwide.

YWCA Metro St. Louis and the entire community must turn our pain into activism. We must reject hateful rhetoric, derive power from progress, and pledge to move forward in the face of all that threatens to pull us back.

On this anniversary, we are saddened for all that is lost: the lives, the potential, the promise. But we promise to continue to do our work and fight for awareness, awakening and acceptance for all people in support of our mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, dignity and freedom for all.

Photo Gallery: Leader Lunch 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

YWCA Metro St. Louis would like to once again congratulate the Leader Lunch 41 Academy of Leaders, Class of 2021! We would again like to thank our sponsors, event attendees, volunteers and staff for your generous support of the 41st Annual YWCA Leader Lunch on December 9th. See below for pictures of the event, including… Continue Reading Photo Gallery: Leader Lunch 2021

Walk A Mile 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

7th Annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Thursday, September 19, 2019 Missouri Athletic Club 405 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63102 Learn More

YWCA Metro St. Louis Announces Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore, MBA as New President and CEO

Thursday, July 12, 2018

July 12, 2021/St. Louis, Missouri – CHAMPION FOR WOMEN – INNOVATOR – STRATEGIC LEADER: YWCA Metro St. Louis is pleased to announce that Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore, MBA has been appointed the agency’s new President and CEO. Dr. Watkins-Moore brings a wealth of expertise to this role. She is an experienced senior-level business executive with a… Continue Reading YWCA Metro St. Louis Announces Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore, MBA as New President and CEO