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What We Do

Everything we do at YWCA Evanston/North Shore is based on the belief that all women have the right to be safe and choose the direction of their lives. Our programs address the fact that far too many women experience violence, and lack economic security, and these issues disproportionately impact women of color. If we want to empower all women, we must also tackle racism.

We work proactively to transform individual lives through direct service and education and to change institutions through training and advocacy.

All of our programs address three overlapping areas of focus: Racial Justice and Civil Rights, Economic Empowerment of Women, and Health and Safety for Women and Girls.

Learn more about our work by watching the video below:

Your Mission. Our Mission.

Read our 2018 Annual Impact Report below:

¡Estamos entusiasmados de asociarnos con la Biblioteca Pública de Evanston para Manejo de Dinero Básico en español! ¡Las clases de Manejo de Dinero Básico de YWCA han ayudado a los participantes a salir de la deuda, crear un presupuesto para su futuro y para alcanzar sus metas financieras! regístrate en el enlace de nuestra biografía! ...

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As we learn to talk THROUGH the issue of racism (instead of around it), we need to share a common language, and deepen our understanding by looking at events and institutions through a racial equity lens. Join us for Let's Talk @ Lunch on Wednesday 8/17 for this critical conversation! Register at the link in our bio! ...

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Don't miss the free classes that participants (and YWCA staff!) call eye opening and life changing! Register for Basic Money Management at the link in our bio! ...

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Our mission to eliminate racism and empower women is at the heart of everything we do. Our YW Culinary program seeks to diversify the food service industry across Chicagoland. Register for our upcoming cohort at the link in our bio! ...

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We have positions available for folks and any stage in their career! Join us in our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women! Click the link in our bio to view our open positions!

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Why should you register for YW Culinary? Employees in the food service industry can work in a variety of settings from large industrial kitchens to small bakeries. This field provides flexible hours to accommodate child and family care. There’s no shortage of restaurants, you can move anywhere and find work! Click the link in our bio to register!

#ywcaevanston #ywcaevanstonnorthshore #ywculinary #workinfood #evanstonrestaurants
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YWCA is thankful for the opportunity to deepen our impact by recently partnering with NorthShore University Health System to provide overnight and weekend in-the-moment support, safety planning, and resources via our crisis line for patients experiencing domestic violence, as well as serve as a main referral partner for survivors in their Pathways program. We will also assist in developing a training curriculum and co-facilitate trainings for hospital personnel to help them address the immediate needs of patients experiencing domestic violence, including emergency shelter placement. ...

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Our Summer of Sex Ed session starts on Monday! You can still register your middle schooler for this program that examines identity, healthy relationships, and consent in a safe space. Click the link in our bio to register!

#ywcaevanston #ywcaevanstonnorthshore #sexed #consent #buildinghealthyrelationships
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Manage all aspects of your finances with Basic Money Management for all! 💰 Our educators break down the steps to creating a budget in a relaxed and judgement-free environment. Register for our upcoming session by clicking the link in our bio!

#ywcaevanston #ywcaevanstonnorthshore #cityofevanston #money #moneymanagement #finances
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Don't miss our YW Culinary Information Sessions! Graduates of YW Culinary have found jobs in restaurants and catering, even catering for YWCA events! Click the link in our bio to register!

#ywcaevanston #ywculinary #cityofevanston #evanstonfood #culinary
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