YWCA of Greater Toledo

YWCA of Greater Toledo

YWCA of Greater Toledo
1018 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
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41.6531466-83.5420698 YWCA of Greater Toledo
1018 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
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Organizational Description
The YWCA of Greater Toledo, a vital social service agency in Northwestern Ohio for over 119 years has been a community forerunner of issues affecting girls and women. Our mission is two-fold, to empower and enrich the lives of women and girls, and to eliminate racism. The YWCA maintains strong governance with a 18-member policy making Board with 30% identifying as women of color. Members may serve two three-year terms. The Executive Committee meets monthly and is made up of board officers. They review and monitor agency functions. The YWCA is a fiscally sound agency that complies with all government auditing standards. The YWCA Chief Executive Officer, who is responsible for day-to-day operations of the agency, has over 20 years experience in the social service and administrations field. The YWCA mission statement: YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The agency offers the following programs and services:


The EncorePlus Program is a comprehensive breast cancer and early detection program that offers medically underserved women aged 40 and older life-saving information and linkage to no-cost or low-cost mammography screening. Advocacy and supportive services reduce barriers to screening and help women experiencing abnormal/suspicious results and breast cancer diagnoses to navigate the medical and social service systems.
The HeartPlus is a comprehensive heart program that work to address the heart health disparities caused by unhealthy life-style.


The Reducing the Risk and Teen Outreach Program provides comprehensive pregnancy prevention programming throughout all middle and high schools in Toledo Public School.


The Carrera Program will provide comprehensive youth leadership education and programming to the area with the highest teen pregnancy rate, the East Side of Toledo. The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention program is a comprehensive youth development program for economically disadvantaged teens that enter the program at ages 13 and participates through the end of high school. The programs teach teen sexual literacy, while emphasizing their potential to be successful.


The YWCA H.O.P.E. Center is a 24 hour, 7-day crisis intervention program that offers support, information and referral and support for victims of sexual assault and their families. Program services include a comprehensive victim witness program which aids victims with the criminal justice system. The Center offers support groups for adult female, teen girls. Community education and professional training is provided on request.


The Battered Women's Shelter is an emergency crisis facility providing 24/7 crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence (DV). Primary services include: emergency safe shelter for women and children who are fleeing abusive relationships, DV assessment and safety planning, individual counseling, case management, crisis counseling, parenting, nutrition, and support groups. Services for children include family counseling, assessment, structured activities, groups and safety planning to help them deal with the effects of domestic violence. Shelter residents are eligible for outreach services to support and advocate for victims as they encounter barriers to their goals once they have moved from shelter. Community education and training for professionals and the public is available.


The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral is a childcare resource and referral service. YWCCR&R provides services to parents and family members seeking childcare services. Professional development is provided to centers and home based providers on early childcare issues. As a state funded childcare resource and referral agency (CCR&R) we serve 16 counties in Northwest Ohio.


Permanent Supportive Housing: The YWCA is permanent supportive housing that offers safe and stable housing to women and children. The program also provides wrap around services to assist women and children remain stable and move towards a greater sense of self-sufficiency.