Mission, Vision & Values

Eliminating racism
Empowering women and girls
Promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all

What We Do

The YWCA West Central Michigan transforms lives with leadership programs for girls, prevention classes, and our community’s most comprehensive services to address domestic and dating abuse, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and stalking against all people.

Why We Do It

The YWCA West Central Michigan has been a place of hope, healing, and renewal for more than 100 years. We believe that economically, socially, and politically empowering everyone requires the elimination of racism and an equal, just, and sustainable society.

We realize our mission by addressing the public health issues surrounding domestic abuse and sexual violence. We envision a community that embraces diversity, creates a safe and empowering environment for all women and children, and celebrates peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. The YWCA West Central Michigan will be a leader in building and sustaining that community, working to empower women and girls by eliminating racism, confronting the issues of relationship abuse and sexual violence, and addressing social, political, and economic inequities.