Build economic security, promote wellness and create opportunities for women, girls and their families by providing a strong voice and integrated services.
To advance its’ mission, the YWCA:
- focuses on providing programs and services for families, and women and young women at critical turning points in their lives
- is a strong voice for equality, a strong voice for women.
The Halifax YWCA believes in...
- supporting women with responsive programming that advances and enhances the quality of their lives during all stages of life;
creating an inclusive environment where women can develop to their potential;
- advocating equal opportunity, equity, and freedom to make choices in our changing society.
About YWCA Halifax
Halifax YWCA is a turning point for women. We have served women, young women, and families since 1874. Today the Halifax YWCA provides the following core services:
Child Care & Early Learning: Two full service licensed childcare programs and Family Home Day Care (Private family day care providers, fully licensed and supported by YWCA Halifax).
Housing - WISH: Women in Supported Housing. 24 units of supported housing for formerly homeless women, HERizons affordable supportive housing for single mothers attending university and SHYM Supportive Housing for Young Mothers.
Youth Development - Leadership development programs for young women in 3 locations
The Halifax YWCA believes in the power of women to achieve, and a world where women are equal participants and designers of their community, country and world.