YWCA Brooklyn

YWCA Brooklyn 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 including Girls for Gender Equity, 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.

Mission: YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. #OnAMission

Operating as usual

01/03/2021
YWCA USA

YWCA USA

Happy New Year! 🎉 Here’s to a 2021 of continuing to show up for women, by:
🌟 continuing to act for #RacialJustice
🌟 continuing to support women claiming their power
🌟 continuing to provide #ChildCare to assist in economic recovery
How will you show up for women in 2021?

“[My quarantine space] was home. The window felt like home, it gave me life. I had [a YWCA Brooklyn staff member] bringi...
12/29/2020

“[My quarantine space] was home. The window felt like home, it gave me life. I had [a YWCA Brooklyn staff member] bringing me a pillow. All the food they brought me was good! It was like getting gifts. [They] treated me so good!“
- Patricia, YWCA Brooklyn resident, fully recovered from COVID-19

Supporters like you make YWCA Brooklyn’s work to provide a safe haven for our residents, many of whom have experienced gender-based violence and trauma and have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, possible. Please consider making a donation today to help us continue to ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of the low-income and formerly homeless women we serve. Thank you! 🧡

Donate today: https://www.ywcabklyn.org/annual-appeal-2020

Through the many challenges of this year, we're proud to say that all 18 high school seniors participating in the YW LEA...
12/24/2020

Through the many challenges of this year, we're proud to say that all 18 high school seniors participating in the YW LEAD College Access Program class of 2020 are now in college, and the 18 current high school seniors have submitted over 100 college applications. All 40 of the programs alum, now college students, are expecting to graduate on time. Our programs offer academic rigor, career development, college access and leadership. We truly believe we're helping to build tomorrow's great leaders, right from Brooklyn.

We have an annual appeal goal of $20,000 to directly fund YWCA Brooklyn programs that address racial and gender disparities in education. This holiday season all donations are being matched through the generous support of the Meringoff Family Foundation. Please consider investing in the next generation of Brooklyn's young women leaders today: https://www.ywcabklyn.org/annual-appeal-2020

12/17/2020
YWCA USA

YWCA USA

How do we move forward together toward a future filled with equality, stability, and security for all women, girls, and people of color? Listen to these empowering words by Stacey Abrams about how Georgians can lead the way for all Americans.
To watch the full event: bit.ly/2LADZt2
#YWomenVote #GASenateRunoff

"What I’m most proud of is how the YWCA Brooklyn staff continued to demonstrate professionalism, integrity, compassion a...
12/14/2020

"What I’m most proud of is how the YWCA Brooklyn staff continued to demonstrate professionalism, integrity, compassion and respect during these life-threatening challenges. The [YWCA Brooklyn] staff has lived up to the true meaning of an essential worker, empowering us and letting us know that we are all in this together.” - Anita, YWCA Brooklyn resident

Supporters like you make YWCA Brooklyn’s work to provide a safe haven for our residents, many of whom have experienced gender-based violence and trauma and have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, possible. Please consider making a donation today to help us continue to ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of the low-income and formerly homeless women we serve. Thank you!

Donate today: https://www.ywcabklyn.org/annual-appeal-2020

YWCA USA
12/07/2020

YWCA USA

In Alejandra Y. Castillo’s op-ed for Prism, she explores how women of color showed up for Biden in #Election2020 and looks ahead to how the Biden administration can show up for them. bit.ly/37uws6l

We're honored that Keia Clarke and New York Liberty chose YWCA Brooklyn as one of their charities of choice in their Bla...
12/04/2020

We're honored that Keia Clarke and New York Liberty chose YWCA Brooklyn as one of their charities of choice in their Black-owned and Women-owned Holiday Gift Guide during this important time. Make a donation today to support women and girls in Brooklyn: http://ow.ly/yrsu30rmtVr

This season, we’re putting our money where our #LibertyLoud mouths are and shopping with Black-owned and women-owned brands. Join us! From non-profit organizations doing the work, to life-changing reads, to gifts for the home, mind, body, and soul — here are 65+ brands to support with your holiday dollars.

For more details on shopping these brands, visit:
https://liberty.wnba.com/black-women-owned-holiday-gift-guide/

Sending heartfelt thanks to Caroline Gates Anderson and our friends at BloomAgainBklyn for lighting up the lives of our ...
12/02/2020

Sending heartfelt thanks to Caroline Gates Anderson and our friends at BloomAgainBklyn for lighting up the lives of our residents by delivering beautiful floral arrangements last week.

YWCA Brooklyn took action in remarkable ways this past year to meet the essential needs of the community we serve, be it...
12/01/2020

YWCA Brooklyn took action in remarkable ways this past year to meet the essential needs of the community we serve, be it through providing meals for medically frail and elderly residents or helping young women of color attending college obtain the technology they need to study remotely and graduate on time. But we can’t do it without you.

Please consider making a donation to support our community this #GivingTuesday: http://ow.ly/yrsu30rmtVr

YWCA USA
11/28/2020
YWCA USA

YWCA USA

“Now is the time to invest in child care for the economic security of women.” #COVID19 has triggered our nation’s first #Shecession. In their latest op-ed, our CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo and Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto of The LBJ School of Public Affairs discuss our framework for solving it. bit.ly/3q1DrfN

We’re so grateful for our partnership with Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez to offer 300 Thanksgiving meals and spread joy to o...
11/28/2020

We’re so grateful for our partnership with Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez to offer 300 Thanksgiving meals and spread joy to our residents this holiday season. #OnAMission #YWCAbklyn

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday as we find new (virtual) ways to come ...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday as we find new (virtual) ways to come together and be grateful this season.

Thank you Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and team for assisting our residents during this holiday season!
11/26/2020

Thank you Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and team for assisting our residents during this holiday season!

Over the last few days, staffers and I helped to spread some holiday cheer by distributing free groceries and turkeys to families across Brooklyn ahead of Thanksgiving.

My thanks to our community partners YWCA Brooklyn, Eric Adams, Mount Ararat Church, PS 503, NYPD 71st Precinct, Collective Fare, NYPD PSA 1 and all of our volunteers who helped to make these distributions possible for our neighbors in need.

YWCA USA
11/23/2020

YWCA USA

There are long-standing struggles with police violence for Native women in the U.S. In fact, Native women are 1.1 to 2.1 times more likely to be killed by police using fatal force than white women. Read our recommendations for police reform in our We Still Deserve Safety report: bit.ly/32xDsOP #UntilJusticeJustIs

Thankful to the women and men that have served the United States for the benefit of all. #VeteransDay
11/11/2020

Thankful to the women and men that have served the United States for the benefit of all. #VeteransDay

Ready to work! #OnAMission
11/07/2020

Ready to work! #OnAMission

At YWCA, our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, & promote peace, justice, freedom, & dignity for all. The people have spoken, & we stand ready to work with the next administration to promote the safety & equality of women, girls, and people of color. Read our statement: https://bit.ly/3p5ztlC. #BidenHarris2020 #Election2020Results

We’re proud of every single person that showed up to vote in this election. And now, we’ll wait patiently while each and...
11/05/2020

We’re proud of every single person that showed up to vote in this election. And now, we’ll wait patiently while each and every vote is counted!🗳

YWCA USA
11/05/2020

YWCA USA

As voters, we turned out in record numbers, despite a pandemic, an economic collapse, and attempts to stop us. Now we’re going to make sure that every vote counts. #EveryVoteCounts #CountOnUs #CountEveryVote

YWCA USA
11/03/2020

YWCA USA

This is a moment of reckoning for our nation, and a moment that demands more! More voices heard. More votes cast. More Americans coming together to decide our collective future. 🗳️

It’s November 3rd! Will your voice be heard? 📣 Check out these tips for staying safe, protecting your right to vote, and making your day-of voting plan!

#YWomenVote #EveryVoteCounts #CountOnUs #Election2020

Election Day is finally here. Many New Yorkers have already voted with the absentee ballot or early voting at their poll...
11/03/2020
It's #YourVoiceYourVote

Election Day is finally here. Many New Yorkers have already voted with the absentee ballot or early voting at their polling place, but if you’re an eligible voter who has yet to cast a ballot - today is your last chance.

Check out our timely, poignant NY Emmy winning PSA: "Your Voice. Your Vote" made by BRIC / Brooklyn Free Speech in partnership with Brooklyn Voters Alliance Telling Story, Inc. #OnAMission #NYCvotes #YWomenVote

Our YW LEADers are reminding you that today is the last day to register to vote in New York and that it's #YourVoiceYourVote! Music: "Pounded Piano" and "Inv...

#EarlyVoting opens today in NYC! Who’s out there waiting to cast their vote? 🗳 #OnAMission #YWCAbklyn #YWomenVote
10/24/2020

#EarlyVoting opens today in NYC! Who’s out there waiting to cast their vote? 🗳 #OnAMission #YWCAbklyn #YWomenVote

10/23/2020
Rodneyse Bichotte, New York State Assembly

ICYMI: Watch the live recording of Rodneyse Bichotte, New York State Assembly's COVID-19 & Domestic Violence Panel Discussion featuring our CEO & President Martha Kamber alongside other community partners. #OnAMission #WWV20

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events
10/22/2020
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

Thursday, October 22nd Photo Credit: WKAR Domestic Violence Awareness Month was designated by the U.S. Congress in October 1989 and is observed during the month of October every year. This designated

TUNE IN in at 6:30pm to a virtual COVID-19 Domestic Violence Panel featuring our President and CEO Martha Kamber.During ...
10/22/2020

TUNE IN in at 6:30pm to a virtual COVID-19 Domestic Violence Panel featuring our President and CEO Martha Kamber.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an uptick in domestic violence cases. It has been a challenge for individuals to navigate resources due to limited access to in-person resources.

Please RSVP and join us here: tinyurl.com/DV1022

Research shows there is a connection between GBV and other abusive or violent behaviors. The effects and impact of which...
10/22/2020

Research shows there is a connection between GBV and other abusive or violent behaviors. The effects and impact of which can remain present through a person’s lifecycle or appear in different relationships or settings such as college campuses and workplaces. When we dismantle the culture of power in our relationships, schools, workplaces and other infrastructures, we foster an environment that allows people to thrive. #WWV20 #OnAMission #YWCAbklyn

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an uptick in domestic violence cases. It has been a challenge for individua...
10/18/2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an uptick in domestic violence cases. It has been a challenge for individuals to navigate resources due to limited access to in-person resources.

On Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m, Rodneyse Bichotte, New York State Assembly will host the COVID-19 Domestic Violence Panel. Our President and CEO Martha Kamber will be speaking on the panel alongside our partners from Safe Horizon, Exhale to Inhale, Third Root Community Health Center, and the office of Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez.

Please RSVP and join us for this virtual event: tinyurl.com/DV1022

#DV, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking & more impact women & girls of all backgrounds. It’s long past time we end th...
10/18/2020

#DV, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking & more impact women & girls of all backgrounds. It’s long past time we end this culture of violence. Join us for Week Without Violence: ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org/ #WWV20

Yesterday we came together as a community to support a food distribution event by Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez. It was a pl...
10/16/2020

Yesterday we came together as a community to support a food distribution event by Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez. It was a pleasure to serve Brooklyn alongside our friends and partners Met Council, The Campaign Against Hunger, West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), CHJCC, Jetro and CALA. #OnAMission

Today’s food distribution event in Brooklyn was a total success. Thank you to Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez for helping take...
10/15/2020

Today’s food distribution event in Brooklyn was a total success. Thank you to Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez for helping take care of our community!

I am in Crown Heights today for our community food distribution.

Thank you YWCA Brooklyn, Met Council, The Campaign Against Hunger, West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), CHJCC, Jetro and CALA for partnering with us to ensure that our neighbors have the food and resources they need to remain safe and healthy during this pandemic.

The deadline is now today!
10/14/2020
Supreme Court Rules That Census Count Can Be Cut Short

The deadline is now today!

After extending the deadline to count every person in America, a process complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration reversed course. Critics saw a political motive.

TODAY there will be food distribution at St. Mark's Day School in Brooklyn while supplies last. Meet us at St. Marks Sch...
10/14/2020

TODAY there will be food distribution at St. Mark's Day School in Brooklyn while supplies last. Meet us at St. Marks School, 1346 President Street.

YWCA USA
10/13/2020

YWCA USA

All this month, YWCA is convening virtual conversations with America’s women. Our goal?

✔️ Raise women’s voices
✔️ Share new state-specific polling on women’s priorities
✔️ Provide accurate information about the election process

To register: ywomenvote.org/events/
#YWomenVote

TOMORROW: #PowHerTheVote 10/14 @ 2PM at the online rally for the safety of BIPOC & All Women. Join to hear experts’ solu...
10/13/2020

TOMORROW: #PowHerTheVote 10/14 @ 2PM at the online rally for the safety of BIPOC & All Women. Join to hear experts’ solutions + ask your candidates questions abt where they stand. Learn more at powherthevote.org! PowHer NY

JOIN @ 2PM 10/07 for the #PowHerTheVote social media rally on Safe & Equitable Education. Hear experts’ solutions to ens...
10/07/2020

JOIN @ 2PM 10/07 for the #PowHerTheVote social media rally on Safe & Equitable Education. Hear experts’ solutions to ensure healing-centered, restorative, and anti-racist learning spaces and ask your candidates their plans. Go to powherthevote.org to learn more.

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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Critical to YWCA Brooklyn’s social justice model is the dedication of its 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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