Virtual Tour of Providers Panel Discussion: Week Without Violence – 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020

#WWV20 Nationally, the YWCA is the largest network of domestic and sexual violence services providers in the U.S. Here in Asheville and Buncombe County, this work is spearheaded by a number of wonderful organizations that are supporting survivors of violence. On 10.22 during our 2020 Week Without Violence, we spoke with our local network of… Continue Reading Virtual Tour of Providers Panel Discussion: Week Without Violence – 2020

Get out the Vote – 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020

CLOSING EARLY, GENERAL ELECTION DAY We are closing at noon to get out and vote. Ensuring access to the voting booth, especially for women of color, is an important part of the YWCA of Asheville’s commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women. Our staff is comprised of 40% people of color and 86% women. With… Continue Reading Get out the Vote – 2020

Week Without Violence – 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020

#WWV20 Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA… Continue Reading Week Without Violence – 2020

YWCA Aquatics Indoor Pool

YWCA Pool Reopens June 17

Friday, June 19, 2020

We are excited to announce the reopening of our pool this Wednesday, June 17 with Lap Swim, Family Swim, and At-Risk Open Swim (for those in the “at-risk” age groups) available. View the modified Pool Schedule here. Reservations are required for these Aquatic swim times and programs. Please read the policy and requirements below carefully… Continue Reading YWCA Pool Reopens June 17

Thank You WNC Bridge Foundation!

Friday, February 14, 2020

As we continue to settle into the new year we want to take the time to acknowledge community members who support the YWCA in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. With that in mind we want to highlight the Western North Carolina Bridge Foundation! The Western North Carolina Bridge Foundation has been serving… Continue Reading Thank You WNC Bridge Foundation!

YWCA Aquatics Indoor Pool

Spring Lifeguard Certification Course

Monday, February 3, 2020

Join YWCA’s Aquatics team on Thursdays from 5-9pm, March 12th – May 21st (plus CPR class Saturday, March 28th 8am-4pm) for comprehensive lifeguard certification training! This course is open to ages 15 and up, and all participants must attend all classes, including pool time and passing a written test to receive certification. Cost: $220 (includes… Continue Reading Spring Lifeguard Certification Course

Breastfeeding Support Groups at YWCA

Friday, January 31, 2020

Join YWCA and Sistas Caring 4 Sistas for breastfeeding support for mothers at all stages! Share and learn from other breastfeeding mothers. Pregnant mothers welcome! Facilitated by a certified lactation specialist through SC4S. Breastfeeding support groups meet weekly starting Friday, February 7th (no meeting on February 14th) from 11:30am – 12:30pm in the Women’s Empowerment… Continue Reading Breastfeeding Support Groups at YWCA

Self Defense: a 6-Week Series

Friday, January 31, 2020

Join us on Thursdays from 6pm – 7:15pm February 13th – March 19th for a Self-Defense series taught by Jon Wiener with Chris Van Wandelen as we empower our members with self defense strategies while promoting health through martial arts.  Week 1 (February 13th): Stand-up fighting; stances, punches, elbows, knees, kicks Week 2 (February 20th): Release… Continue Reading Self Defense: a 6-Week Series