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 YWCA Wheeling is on a Mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

    1100 Chapline St., Wheeling, WV 26003


    The core programs of the YWCA Wheeling include:

    Cultural Diversity Community Outreach (CDCO)

    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.

    Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP)

    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.

    Women Inspired in New Directions (WIND)

    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)

    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.

    Y-Not-Repeat Boutique

    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.


    Since 1905, the YWCA Wheeling has been at the forefront of racial justice in the Northern Panhandle. We are devoted to taking a stand to eliminate racism and promote inclusion and tolerance for all.


    We are committed to providing programs and services that equip women with the tools they need to impact their lives, their families lives, and the lives of women around them.


    We believe bringing communities together provides opportunities for support and connections for all.


    We are dedicated to creating systemic change for women and people of color.


    Young Women's Christian Associates of Wheeling Makes a Difference

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    Thanks for your interest in joining us on our mission to eliminate racism and empower women! Your voice matters as we stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. Whether you have five minutes, or can commit five hours of your time, learn how you can plug in to the YWCA community.


    Have a question? Get in contact with YWCA Wheeling.

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