YWCA Miami

FAQ

Where is the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade located?

The YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade's administrative office is located at 351 NW 5th Street, Miami, Florida 33128 with numerous program locations throughout Miami-Dade County. 

Is the YWCA for women only?

No. We focus on issues affecting women, girls and families to include single fathers with children. Men serve in staff positions, on committees and are strong supporters of the YWCA and its mission. 

What is the purpose of the YWCA?

The YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

How many people do you serve?

Our local association serves approximately 15,000 women, girls, and their families annually. The YWCA USA represents approximately 2 million women, girls and their families with nearly 300 associations within the United States. The World YWCA provides services to more than 25 million women in more than 100 countries. 

When was the YWCA founded?

London, England was the home to the first YWCA which was established in 1855. America soon followed with a chapter in 1858. The first National Board was constituted in 1906. The YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade was founded in 1919.

Is the YWCA a "social services" agency?

The YWCA provides a myriad of social services, but is a Community Based Organization. 

Does the YWCA provide health and fitness programs?

The YWCA provides a "YOGA" Program that meets once a week after working hours at 351 NW 5th Street, Miami, FL 33128; however, does not have gym facilities.

Are you a faith based organization?

No. People of many denominations and religious beliefs work, volunteer and receive services.

What does YWCA stand for?

The YWCA is a word, not an acronym, and stands for eliminating racism and empowering women.