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Welcome to the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that empowers women and their families, advocates for fair and equitable conditions, and challenges social and racial injustice.

Our work dates back to 1867 when a group of caring and perceptive women gathered for prayers and to sew for the suffering families of Union soldiers. As times have changed, so has the mission of the YWCA.  One phrase has, however, remained in the mission through the years: “peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people.”  It is the ingenious and flexible application of this phrase that has advanced the YW over the last 150 years – and that positions the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh as a relevant community organization for present-day women and their families.

United Way Contributor Choice #114 (pdf)

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Welcome to the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that empowers women and their families, advocates for fair and equitable conditions, and challenges social and racial injustice.

Our work dates back to 1867 when a group of caring and perceptive women gathered for prayers and to sew for the suffering families of Union soldiers. As times have changed, so has the mission of the YWCA.  One phrase has, however, remained in the mission through the years: “peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people.”  It is the ingenious and flexible application of this phrase that has advanced the YW over the last 150 years – and that positions the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh as a relevant community organization for present-day women and their families.

United Way Contributor Choice #114 (pdf)

History's Voice

For over 100 years, black women and their families have been integral to the success and progress of the YWCA. Their voices have been central to our history and future.

Listen to their story...


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