The YWCA of Winston-Salem is affiliated with the national YWCA whose mission is “Eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.”

Locally, the YWCA supports this mission through Change for Life” programs that:

– Empower low income and at-risk children

– Empower women to live successful lives as they recover from substance abuse

– Empower YWCA members to live healthy lives, with special emphasis on chronic disease prevention & management



The YWCA of Winston-Salem is a welcoming organization that reflects the rich diversity of people in Forsyth County and offers targeted, evidence-based programs that enable participants to fulfill their life-changing goals.

Core Values

Welcoming | The YWCA welcomes people from all races, cultures, and economic circumstances to be full participants in its staff, board and membership.

Respectful | In every interaction, staff will treat members, program participants, and each other in a respectful and friendly manner.

Impactful | Programs and activities will have a measurable impact on individuals’ established goals.

Professional | Facilities and programs will be conducted in a safe, clean, and professional manner.

Ethical | An organization with the highest ethical standards in all that we do.


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If you have questions, please call… YWCA Wellness Center – 336.354.1589 The Hawley House – 336.721.0733 The Best Choice Center – 336.722.0597

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