24 Hour Crisis Line 1-866-YES-YWCA

Who We Are

YWCA North Central Indiana is proud to be part of the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world.

Across the globe, YWCA is present in 106 countries and has 300 local associations in the United States. More important than the numbers is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.

Since 1903, YWCA North Central Indiana has worked to improve the lives of women and children in our community. With service sites in St. Joseph & Elkhart Counties we provide economic empowerment programs, residential and non-residential services for women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or struggling with chemical dependency. As a powerful force for women in the community, YWCA uses its voice to advocate for all women believing that when you lift up women you lift up the entire community.

  • serving nearly 2,000 women and children each year
  • a voice for women and their families in our community since 1903
  • dedicated to the elimination of racism and empowerment of women
  • the leading community provider of domestic violence services including emergency shelter for women and children fleeting from violence in their homes
  • providing extensive community outreach and awareness on domestic violence, sexual assault and teen dating violence
  • operating a 24-hour crisis line 1.866.YES.YWCA