Empowering Women

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Since 1907, women’s empowerment has been at the heart of YWCA Asheville’s work.

The organization’s original charter in 1897 was to provide safe housing for working women. Today, the YWCA combines a history of initiatives for women’s empowerment and advocacy for gender justice, for and with women, into transformative programs for women to change their lives and the lives of their families.

Programs for Women

YWCA Asheville Women’s Empowerment is a proud partner with Working Wheels. Working Wheels recycles and repairs donated cars, transforming them into working wheels for working families in Western North Carolina. Through our partnership, YWCA connects women in our programs with Working Wheels.


For More Information, Contact:
Director of Women’s Empowerment

Due to inclement weather, YWCA of Asheville will be on a 2-hour delay on  Thursday, November 15th. The building and all programs, including the Fitness Center, Aquatics, Early Learning Program, and Empowerment Child Care, will open at 9:30 am. Please note that this means that ELP will NOT serve breakfast. Please check back here frequently for possible updates and changes, and please stay safe and warm out there!