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One Clough St. Springfield, MA 01118 Phone: (413) 732-3121 Executive Director: Elizabeth Dineen
The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is one of 300 local associations in the U.S. For nearly 150 years, the YWCA has served our region, guided by its founding principle: to provide shelter, support services, and tools for self-sufficiency for women and girls in our community.
Today, the YWCA provides safe places for women and children in crisis. It offers counseling, job training, childcare, and health and fitness. Services are provided
to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, and homelessness. The YWCA also offers job training to people ages 16 to 21 who are out of school.
In pursuit of its mission to empower women and eliminate racism, the YWCA strives to create opportunities for women’s growth, power, and leadership to obtain peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people.
The YWCA of Western Massachusetts operates 16 programs at several sites, including Westfield, Holyoke, Northampton, and Springfield. The YWCA also operates an 11-acre campus at 1 Clough St. in Springfield that provides shelter to battered women and their children in a modern facility with state-of-the-art, computerized security.
The YWCA of Western Mass offers a 24/7 bilingual crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy, and therapy for youth who witness violence.
Residential Programs include a domestic-violence emergency shelter, the Teen Parenting Program, supportive housing, and the Young Parenting Services Program.
Survivor advocacy and outreach programs include individual and group counseling, court advocacy, safety planning, relocation assistance, and resource and referral information for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.
Sexual-assault services include individual and group counseling; medical, police, and court advocacy; outreach; education; and a 24-hour hotline for victims of sexual assault.
Youth, HIV, and court-support programs include Children Who Witness Violence, supervised visitation, the iMatter Network, and SAFEPLAN/Court Advocacy.
Workforce-development programs are also available.
For questions or to be referred to any of the YWCA programs, contact the YWCA 24-hour hotline at (413) 733-7100.
You can support the YWCA in multiple ways, including anonymous gifts, one-time gifts, planned giving, and more. All contributions are welcome, and all of them make a difference in women’s lives and help us fulfill our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
If you have any questions about donating to the YWCA of Western Massachusetts, contact Executive Director Elizabeth Dineen at (413) 732-3121, ext. 101, or

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