Mission

YWCA Brooklyn is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

YWCA Brooklyn furthers its mission by providing affordable, safe, permanent, housing for over 300 women; social justice advocacy, education and activism; and newly renovated, conveniently located, subsidized offices, event space, and meeting and training facilities for our nonprofit and civic partners in the Brooklyn community.

Critical to YWCA Brooklyn’s social justice model is the dedication of its newly renovated,180,000 square foot downtown Brooklyn building in service to the community and specifically other grassroots organizations also serving women and girls in Brooklyn. Facing a rapidly gentrifying borough, YWCA Brooklyn recognizes that many nonprofits cannot pay the rising costs of rent and are, as a result, struggling to survive. Through YWCA Brooklyn funded subsidizes for both office and program space, these organizations are able, not only to survive, but also to expand the reach and impact of their services. YWCA Brooklyn is proud to currently house four other nonprofit organizations, as well as to provide free event and meeting space to dozens of other nonprofits throughout Brooklyn. In 2015 there were over 20,000 visits to YWCA Brooklyn’s Social Justice Community Center.

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