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UPDATE: YWCA Annual Meeting 2020

Due to COVID-19 we will not be holding our annual meeting face-to-face. We will however be posting our 2019 Annual Report on our website and emailing the report to our members.


YWCA Westmoreland County Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

 We give our deepest sympathy to the family of George Floyd. We are appalled by the brutal actions of the police officer. A person’s color or nationality should not determine how we treat someone. We must come together as a community and from our hearts be more loving and caring toward all human beings.

The YWCA Westmoreland County’s racial justice committee will uphold our organization’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women in the days and weeks ahead by working on ways to make a change and enlighten people about racial justice.


ATTENTION

COVID-19: YWCA Westmoreland County Update

UPDATE AS OF 06/01/2020 1 PM:

The YWCA Westmoreland County main headquarters and the YWCA Thrift Shop have been open to the public since Friday, May 15, 2020.

Effective June 5th, 2020, as we enter the Green Phase we will continue to follow the CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19 for both of our buildings.

The following guidelines are in place for staff and visitors:
-Everyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask
-Maximum occupancy will be posted on the entrance doors
-Hand sanitizer will be available
-Visitors are asked to practice social distancing and remain 6 ft apart


Clothing & Book Donation Update:

We will begin accepting book donations at the Book Shed (located along the back of the parking lot at YWCA Westmoreland County Headquarters) Friday, May 15, 2020.
The YWCA Thrift Shop will also begin accepting donations of clothing for the whole family, accessories, and home goods.


JOIN THE MOVEMENT…

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.

UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS

There’s always something going on at the YWCA!

YWCA IS ON A MISSION

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