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Vision Statement: By lifting voices and providing safe spaces, the YWCA of Van Wert County will empower all to maximize opportunities and advocate for systems change.

Programs that Lift Voices

Through awareness events, empowerment opportunities, Youth Development Programs and Survivor Services, we will lift voices of all those who need us in our community

We rise by lifting others
Robert Ingersoll

Programs that provide Safe Spaces

The YWCA facility and programs provide an environment free of discrimination, criticism, harassment or any other emotional or physical harm. Instead, we encourage respect and support for all people participating in our programs and living within our facility.  We provide safe, stable housing (emergency and long term) for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation .


The world can only seem a safe place when we feel safe inside.
Agapi Stassinopolis

Programs that Maximize Opportunity

YWCA programs and services provide women, children and families with opportunities to improve their lives and increase independence. Within these programs, adults and children have the potential to become self-sufficient and empowered individuals by learning to reach out to others, gaining trust and surrounding themselves with people that positively influence their success and growth.

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.”
Napoleon Hill

Programs that Advocate for Systems Change

As part of our mission to eliminate racism and empower women, we support and advocate for policies at all levels that promote racial justice and equity for women and people of color, as well as legislation that provide justice and relief to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking.  We support enacting laws which allow for those in marginalized communities to live in peace with freedom and dignity.