The YWCA Wheeling is on a Mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Since 1906, the YWCA Wheeling has provided services to individuals regardless of race, gender, age or religion, in the West Virginia Northern Panhandle, including Ohio, Marshall, Brooke, Wetzel, Hancock Counties and Belmont and Jefferson Counties in Ohio. YWCA Wheeling is working every day in our local community and shaping the national polices that affect our community. This combination of advocacy and programming make us uniquely positioned to achieve our mission.
The core programs of the YWCA Wheeling include:
The Cultural Diversity Community Outreach (CDCO) program provides advocacy for victims of discrimination and prejudice, culturally specific domestic violence advocacy, cultural and diversity awareness workshops and school programming.
The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) focuses on domestic violence prevention and direct services for victims. The program includes an emergency safe shelter for women and children, court advocacy, support groups, monitored visitation and exchange, teen dating violence advocacy, employability programming, anger management, batter’s intervention, and transitional housing.
The Women Inspired in New Directions program (WIND) focuses on recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction upon re-entry and the development of self-sufficiency by providing safe, affordable housing for women in a positive, homelike environment.
Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program (STEP) offers emergency shelter and transitional housing to victims of human trafficking; along with legal, employment, visitation, support groups, educational programs, life skills and referrals.
The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) focuses on reaching youth and empowering them with leadership, life skills, character development, and providing volunteer opportunities and completing civic and community projects.
The Y-Not Repeat Boutique assists women re-entering the workforce by providing free professional clothing and ‘Dress for Success’ workshops. We also accept gently used clothing from the community.