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Informed by its rich 160-year history and the expertise of our nationwide network, YWCA carries on its long tradition of social action and advocacy to advance our mission. As we advocate for policies that bring us closer to eliminating racism, empowering women, and ensuring peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all – your voice is a crucial part of this work.
We are the largest network of domestic and sexual violence service providers in the nation. More than 150 YWCAs across 44 states provide gender-based violence services. Every year, in communities big and small, YWCAs get up and do the work of providing safe and secure housing, crisis hotlines, counseling, court assistance, and other community and safety programs to more than 535,000 women, children and families.
Learn more about our policy and advocacy agenda below. Visit our Action Center to join us in taking action on our 2022 legislative priorities.