About YWCA Lancaster

YWCA Lancaster has been leading change since 1889, pioneering social justice and women's empowerment.

The roots of gender and racial inequality are deep and pervasive. But, with our rich history and steadfast commitment to the community, YWCA Lancaster remains on the forefront of social change. We create opportunities, break down barriers and give voice to the voiceless. We are teachers, thought leaders and advocates. By harnessing the potential of every person and opening doors of opportunity, YWCA Lancaster brings real change to the fight for gender equality, and racial and social justice.

Our focus on meeting immediate needs while creating long-term solutions uniquely positions YWCA Lancaster to achieve its mission. This continuum of response from direct service to issue education to advocacy keep us poised and ready to meet some our community’s biggest needs.


YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.