YWCA Asheville is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, nurturing children and promoting health. In line with our mission, YWCA programs bridge gaps in education, health, childcare and earning power for women and families in our community.
Stand Against Racism
Our annual campaign to bring awareness to the negative impacts of racism and build community with others working for racial justice.
Support for pregnant and parenting teens to achieve high school graduation, become nurturing parents and reach their future goals.
Empowerment for low-income women to build community while learning about personal finance and resources to better their lives and their community.
Diabetes Wellness & Prevention
A program for people with or at risk for Type II Diabetes to learn about managing health with nutrition, exercise, and support.
Salsa, Sabor y Salud
Spanish health and wellness program for Latinx families taking place each summer.
Swim lessons for children and adults in our solar-heated indoor pool with water fitness classes, family swim, and lap swim for YWCA Fitness members.
YWCA of Asheville advocacy efforts reflect our mission and the values of our organization here in WNC. We promote solutions to improve the lives of women, girls, and people of color in Asheville, Buncombe County and across the country.
YWCA’s Advocacy Committee, made up of members of the board of directors, staff and volunteers, works each year to prioritize policy issues and advocacy activities that our organization will focus on. YWCA Asheville 2019 Advocacy Agenda includes focus areas that align with our mission-based programs and support our direct service work:
- Racial Justice & Civil Rights
- Early Childcare & Education
- Voter Engagement
- Empowerment & Economic Advancement of Women and Families
- Health & Safety of Women and Families
- LGBTQ Rights