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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:

Many of us are celebrating this time of year, however so many others are not. Families are struggling; many are experiencing domestic violence; and some are just trying to make ends meet and envision a brighter future. Your gift has immediate impact, and now through December 31st, your gift will be matched! Give at the link in our bio!

#ywcaevanston #ywcaevanstonnorthshore #givetoday #supportwomen #supportfamilies

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Today is #givingtuesday A day to give back and celebrate the people, causes, and organizations that mean the most to you.

Because you mean so much to us, on this Giving Tuesday, we want to thank YOU for all that you do to support YWCA.

• Thank you for being our community of dedicated supporters who play a critical role in creating a safer, and more just world for women and girls.

• Thank you for helping expand gender equity and racial equity in our communities. This work would not be possible without you!

• Thank you for donating, volunteering, participating in YWCA programs, shopping at our resale stores, and spreading the word on social media. You are what makes YWCA a central force in building better communities.

We are extremely grateful that you are part of our YWCA family. We look forward to continuing to work together to deepen our impact and make a difference in the lives of individuals we serve.

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Tomorrow is #smallbusinesssaturday and you can support small businesses in our community by shopping at @ywcashopforgood and @ywcacrowdedcloset ...

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Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? We have gift cards at @ywcashopforgood and @ywcacrowdedcloset perfect for the shopper in your life! Stop by today and cross off your gift list! ...

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Don't wait to apply for our YW Culinary Program! YW Culinary teaches you the necessary skills to work in the food service industry. Spots are limited, click the link in our bio to apply!

#ywcaevanston #ywcaevanstonnorthshore #ywculinary #culinarytraining #workinfood

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There's still time to participate in our holiday drive! Your support makes the holidays bright for families in our domestic violence shelter. See the list of items we need by clicking the link in our bio!

#ywcaevanston #ywcaevanstonnorthshore #holidaytoydrive #happyholidays

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Help domestic violence survivors and their families by participating in our annual Lend a Hand program, which provides gifts that survivors can choose by "shopping" in the YWCA holiday store.

See LEND A HAND display in the front vestibule of YWCA Evanston/North Shore for details and grab a mitten with a gift request!

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Cheer on our Flying Fish at these upcoming swim meets!

Highland Park Fall Extravaganza @ Highland Park High School
Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20

NASA Blast Off @ Northwestern University, Evanston
Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 4

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More and more people are choosing to work in tech over other industries. Kick off your tech career with YW Tech Lab, our web development training program! Register for our upcoming information sessions at the link in our bio!

#ywcaevanston #ywtechlab #workintech #womenintech

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