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About Us



An inclusive community where women, children, youth and families are safe, inspired and empowered to grow.


YWCA Durham is a trusted community leader that provides high quality programs, services and resources that respond to the needs of women, children, youth and families.


YWCA Durham is a feminist organization that believes in, supports and advocates for:


We recognize that an investment in women, children, youth and families builds a stronger future for everyone.


We honour and are committed to diversity and inclusion.

Self Determination

We respect and support the right for women and girls to make their own choices.


We conduct ourselves with integrity to ensure a high level of accountability and transparency.

Read our Accessible Client and Member Service Plan 

A Part of Something Bigger

YWCA Durham is part of our country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization, YWCA Canada, and exists in solidarity with the global YWCA movement, which serves 25 million women and girls throughout 125 countries while driving the international gender-based human rights agenda.



Violence Against Women (VAW)


Throughout the years of providing services to women and children who have experienced violence, we continue to change with the needs of our clientele. Women and their children are requiring our services for longer periods of time. We continue to offer emergency shelter and services, transitional support and counselling.





Celebrating 75 years in 2020!

YWCA Durham has 75 years of history in helping women to achieve success against the odds. See our timeline for highlights of our journey. 



Read our latest Annual Report


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