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Since 1912, the YWCA Charleston WV has been fulfilling its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Through our diverse and comprehensive network of social service programs, we serve our clients in many ways: shelter, case management, counseling, education, job training, child care/education and more.

In turn, the participants of our programs respond by mastering the qualities of self-sufficiency and independence—our success stories are many! 

Annually, we assist more than 10,000 individuals in Kanawha, Clay and Boone counties. By eliminating racism and empowering women, the YWCA creates peace, justice, freedom and dignity for the people of our communities.

our mission

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



Watch 2015 Women of Achievement on demand

On Friday, March 6th, 2015, from noon-1:30 p.m., the 19th annual YWCA Women of Achievement Awards luncheon took place at Embassy Suites in downtown Charleston, WV with a sold-out crowd of 500 attendees. This year’s YWCA honorees were Sharon Flanery; Kitty Dooley; BrickStreet Empowerment Award winner, Amy Thomas; and Judy Wellington.

Watch the entire Women of Achievement Celebration - including the red carpet interviews - here: http://tinyrnr.co/ew1 - A VERY special thank you the The Media Center and Admix Broadcast Services for providing the media support and sound for the event and providing this link!

Women of Achievement will be celebrated March 6th rain or shine...or snow

We know that all eyes are on the weather, but the ywca Women of Achievement Luncheon will take place tomorrow, Friday March 6 at Embassy Suites rain or shine…or snow! See you there!

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation's "Community Connections" features 2015 Women of Achievement Preview

Watch Here

YWCA-Resolve Coordinator Recognized for Lifelong Work

Our very own YWCA-Resolve Coordinator Tina Manns (at a spry 85 years young and still feisty as ever) was be recognized on The House Floor Thursday February. 12th at the State Capitol. The House of Delegates presented her with a citation for the lifelong work Tina has provided as an advocate for domestic abuse victims. This is truly a great honor and we are privileged to work along beside of her and to learn from her. Her name is legendary across our state and a few other states for the tireless effort she has provided to those in need. She has dedicated herself for years to serving victims of domestic violence, veterans and as a drug/alcohol counselor just to name a few. She is a crusader for what is right and fair and been the voice of those that had none. She has served on too many committees, boards etc. to even name.
We also wish to thank Delegate Jeff Eldridge for the recommendation.


Friends of YWCA Sojourner's Style Show 2015
April 4th, 2015 - 11:30 am