YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley

The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Established in 1905, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley, an independent 501(c)(3), has long been a pioneering voice in the fight for racial, economic, and gender equality. From our pre-1920 racial integration plan to the early 1970s founding of the nation's first Big Sister program and the area's first rape hotline, we have long been on the cutting edge of responding to the needs of women. Our mission is simply stated: "The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all."

We serve over 2,600 community members annually in the Pasadena area, with special emphasis on low-income communities, women, youth, and minorities. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, we served 2,631. While the YWCA has Christian roots, we are open to all, and our programs have no religious content. We provide a variety of programs that serve women, girls, and the community at large.

Programs offered at the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley include our Free Adult Computer Class, ENCOREPlus (mammograms), Girls Empowerment Camp, Just for Girls, TechGyrls, YWCA Fun & Fit, Week Without Violence, Women's Leadership & Networking Day and Women for Racial Justice.

Visit our website, www.ywca-pasadena.org to DONATE, ACT and CONNECT with the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. Your contributions allow us to continue to provide our service to the community at little or no cost.

YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley | 1015 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena CA 91104 | P: 626-296-8433 | F: 626-296-8434