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Fifth Annual Ethnic, Food, Dance, Sport, & Music Festival celebrating the refugees living in WNY, and the diversity of cultures, experiences, and assets they bring to our community.  » Read more

The first collaboration of YWCA & TEDxYouth.   » Read more

Featuring Christina Orsi, Regional Director, Empire State Development Corporation.   » Read more

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YWCA of WNY History
View a slide show of historical photos.

The School House Commons Housing For Low-Income Seniors, located at 1005 Grant Street, has openings.

Held by the YWCA of WNY's Leadership, Empowerment & Academic Proficiency Program
Spring it On: 24-hour Give-a-Thon
24-hour fundraising effort begins at midnight tonight

Help us meet our Spring it On goal of $2500, intended to cover all field-trip related expenses for 40 YWCA Summer Campers!

Held by the YWCA of WNY's Leadership, Empowerment & Academic Proficiency Program
Town Hall Meeting
How to stop the cycle of violence in our community

Come ask questions, share your ideas, and help improve our community! All community members are welcome to attend! Panelists will include LEAP Program participants, members of their families, as well as members of the community.

When & Where: Thursday, February 12, 5:30-7:30pm; reception to follow, 7:30-8:30pm. School House Commons Community Room, 1005 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14207.

It's a new day at the YWCA!
Join us at our Open House
January 29, 2015, 5pm – 8pm

Enjoy refreshments, mix, mingle, and meet the new staff and board members. All are welcome!

Make your annual donation to protect YWCA's services

The YWCA of Western New York needs your help! We appreciate you taking a few minutes of your time to make your annual donation to preserve the services offered by the YWCA to women, girls, and families of Western New York.

How you can help

Click here to donate, or you can download a donation form that describes our basic programs, print and mail to:

1005 Grant Street
Buffalo, NY 14207

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Combat violence against women and girls
Learn more about legislation and how you can take action to improve the lives of women

The actions of our government have an enormous impact on the lives of women and girls across this country. Learn more about legislation, elected officals, federal agencies, and how you can take action to improve the lives of women and girls. See the links below:

Support the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA):

Learn about the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA):

About the YWCA of Western New York
Since 1870, the YWCA of WNY has drawn together members of our community to empower women, families, and individuals toward a common vision: peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people.

Today, the YWCA of WNY provides a range of programs including affordable day care and school-age care, transitional housing for women including victims of domestic violence, career, education and leadership programs for at-risk youth, and subsidized housing for seniors.  We also participate in events and advocacy in support of the YWCA mission.

The YWCA of WNY is a United Way Agency.
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