The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, the YW has more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States.
The YWCA Bergen County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Our YWCA has been serving Bergen County since 1920 with programs that improve lives, inspire change and create opportunities. We provide safe, welcoming places for women, girls and families to learn, share and grow; support women and girls on their paths to educational, career and financial success; and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights.
We are the area’s largest provider of child care services, a recognized leader in health and fitness programs, and operator of healingSPACE, the county’s only S e x u a l Violence Resource Center. Women, girls and families come to us for a variety of reasons. Our hope is that they leave with a renewed spirit, healthy relationships, new skills and stronger lives.