Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is the YWCA Greenwich located?
Our address and main phone/fax number are:
259 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Click here to get driving directions to the YWCA Greenwich.
Q: What is the purpose of YWCA?
YWCAs across the country are on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls and their families. Through advocacy and local programming, we create real change for women, families and communities.
Q: How many people do you serve?
YWCA has 225 local associations nationwide and serves more than 2 million women, girls and their families in the United States. We are also part of an international movement serving 25 million worldwide in 120 countries.
Each year, YWCAs help more than 535,000 women with safety services, which include sexual assault programs, domestic violence services such as emergency shelter, crisis hotlines, counseling and court assistance and other community safety programs. We also help more than 122,000 women with economic empowerment programs, and more than 160,000 individuals participate each year in racial justice education and training programs.
Q: When was YWCA, and YWCA Greenwich, founded?
In 1855, the first YWCA was established in London, England. The United States developed its first chapter in 1858. In 1919, the former Greenwich Hospital building on Millbank Avenue became the home of YWCA Greenwich.
Q: What are YWCA Greenwich's priorities?
YWCA Greenwich (and YWs nationwide) focuses its mission-driven work in three signature areas where we believe we can have the most impact: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.