300 affordable, safe, permanent, individual housing units in a community dedicated to promoting the economic empowerment and quality of life for low income and formerly homeless women


Advocacy, education, and activism coordinated, facilitated or hosted by staff who are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all


30,000 square feet of offices, event space, and meeting and training facilities, newly renovated and conveniently located in downtown Brooklyn, dedicated to strengthening the community’s capacity to promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all

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About YWCA Brooklyn

  1. YWCA Brooklyn is a national network of local service providers and advocates for change, working every day to eliminate racism and empower women. We have been at the forefront of the most critical social movements—from voting rights and civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention and health care reform.




Other News

IMG_4482-1 Women’s March on NYC 2018 - The 2018 Women’s March on NYC took place on Saturday, January 21st, and presented a unique opportunity for women and allies around the city to come together and continue the march for women’s rights and equality. For the second year...
WWV17 2017 Week Without Violence Recap - Week Without Violence is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with YWCAs across the country and around the world. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally. That’s why,...
2017 Empowerment Walk Young Women’s Empowerment Walk - October 11th this year is known as International Day of the Girl Child. Our YW LEADers took to the street and led their second Young Women’s Empowerment Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, drawing visibility to the YWCA mission of eliminating...
YWCA Brooklyn Accepts Award YWCA Brooklyn Wins Association Excellence Award for Women’s Empowerment! -   YWCA USA held their Annual Conference Gala on June 16, 2017. The event, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry celebrates the incredible achievements of extraordinary leaders who serve as role models and provide opportunities and support for women and girls as part of...
Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 11.18.48 AM YW LEADers Win Youth Voice Award - Our YW LEADers were among those honored as recipients of the 2017 Youth Voice Awards, hosted by the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Chosen to receiving funding for their project proposal – No Eye Candy, the YW LEADers will now work toward bringing...

Upcoming Events

Zumba Fitness with ShapeUP NYC

Saturdays at 12:00 PM…

Free ESOL Classes for Women

Weekday & Weekend Classes…

September 23
Atlantic Antic

12-6 PM…

September 27
Not-for-Profit Summit 2018

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM…



14 hours ago

YWCA Brooklyn

Yesterday our CEO & President Martha Kamber delivered a thought provoking speech centered around the astounding statistics of sexual assaults that take place in the U.S. and the discouraging ways in which women tend to be re-victimized by our current system.

“The CDC estimates that more than one million women are raped in the United States each year but only 3% of perpetrators are brought to justice. Knowing this, would you report a sexual assault?”

#WhyIDidntReport #BelieveSurvivors #OnAMission
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14 hours ago

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Women are difference-makers. Time and time again, it is women who show up, step up, and do the work to create real, positive change. That’s why it is so important that women’s experiences and needs are valued, represented and made a priority to those we elect to public office. This is “Your Voice. Your Vote. Your Future.” youtu.be/gpK6EG7pU4UYWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We know how crucial it is to support women, in particular women and girls of color, this election... ... See MoreSee Less

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Our CEO & President Martha Kamber is a panelist at the 2018 Annual Non-Profit Summit. Details here: brooklynnycoc.wliinc27.com/events/Not-for-Profit-Summit-2018-2711/details?/NFP18 ... See MoreSee Less

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