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COVID-19: YWCA Westmoreland County Update

UPDATED AS OF 3/30/2020 5:00 PM:

Greetings YWCA Membership and Community Members, 

We realize this is a difficult and disappointing time for many of you. We share many of these very same feelings. Like you, we are concerned about the uncertainties this unprecedented situation has created for our local community, the country, and the globe. While we know we don’t have answers to all of your questions, please know YWCA leadership is diligently working to identify and address the issues that will impact you.

At the YWCA the health and safety of our employees and the community we serve are our top priority. Because of that, effective immediately the YWCA and the YWCA Thrift Shop will be closed, meetings and classes cancelled, and public events cancelled. We will post the date we will reopen both sites on our website and via social media. We will get through this together by being kind, keeping healthy and staying connected with friends and loved ones.

Our plan is to continue to monitor the situation locally and nationally as we make decisions about our work and programming.

The YWCA Staff and Board of Directors

View Our Full Statement Here

POSTPONED: Historic Connections to Fort Ligonier in England and Scotland

The Historic Connections to Fort Ligonier in England and Scotland presented by Dr. Erica Nuckles originally scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19.
All currently registered participants will be notified of the new event date once the workshop has been rescheduled. Thank you!


Donation Update:

We always appreciate donations and support from the community. At this time, we are NOT accepting donations at the YWCA Thirft Shop or book donations at our main building. Updates will be posted here and via social media.



The YWCA creates opportunities for women and girls to lead purposeful lives and strives for a community that values diversity.

Since 1959, the YWCA has served Westmoreland County through programs such as:

  • Economic justice programs (like our Thrift Shop, YWCAmakers, & PA Workwear)
  • Early childhood education and child care
  • Adult continuing education
  • Technology education and programs
  • Health and wellness programs
  • TechGYRLS STEM programming
  • Social and economic justice advocacy
  • Racial justice programs
  • English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program
  • Rising Star Award Program

Will you join us in making a brighter tomorrow for women and girls in Westmoreland County?

YWCA Impact

YWCA Westmoreland County is an association in the YWCA USA network. In communities big and small, YWCAs turn on the lights and open their doors to answer the call for justice. The proof is in the numbers: YWCAs serve over 2.3 million women, girls, and families, fulfilling community needs that remain unmet by social and government services.

To see our national impact as a network, view the interactive YWCA Data Map.


There’s always something going on at the YWCA!


YWCA Westmoreland County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.