YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism by providing support to all women along various stages of their journeys.

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Thanks to my counselor, I deal with life, one day at a time, through a rational lens filled with strength, hope, faith and the knowledge of exactly who I am.

- Cheryl, YWCA Sexual Violence Client

Our Work

Business & Entrepreneurship Services

Business & Entrepreneurship Services

Assist women and minority business owners on Chicago’s South Side with taking their business to the next level.

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Racial Justice

Racial Justice

The YWCA supports individuals in leading racial justice and activism efforts in their own communities, as well as in exploring their own concepts of race and racial prejudice.

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Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance

The YWCA administers the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program to helps income-eligible mothers pay for child care while they work or go to school.

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CONSTRUCT

CONSTRUCT

Preparing women and people of color for careers in the construction or utilities sectors.

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Myrtle’s Club

Myrtle's Club

In early 2016, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago launched Myrtle’s Club, a Child Care Provider Network that brings training, business support services, and purchasing power to Child Care Providers across the USA.

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Rape Crisis Hotline

Rape Crisis Hotline

Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Rape Crisis Hotlines provides survivors of sexual assault/abuse and their significant others immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

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TechGYRLS

TechGYRLS

TechGYRLS is a youth empowerment program designed to raise girls’ interest, confidence and self-efficacy in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

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Partnerships

Partnerships

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago seeks strategic partners who recognize the value that can be created when we work together to strengthen our communities.

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Our Impact

Our Impact

Our services translate into better outcomes for the women and children we serve.

75% of youth receiving sexual violence counseling report improvements in their emotional, social, behavioral, and physical well-being after 3 months of services


82% of TechGYRLS report increased confidence in STEAM subjects

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Events

Events

Annual Meeting Reception & 140th Anniversary Celebration
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Thurs., June 30, 2016 @ W Lakeshore

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Leader Luncheon 2016
4:30PM – 7:30PM
Thurs., November 17, 2016 @ Hyatt Regency Chicago

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