The YWCA of Greater Lawrence – A Voice for Women & Girls
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  • Camp Y-Wood offers kids 5 - 14 lots of summer fun!

  • The YWCA is a place to turn for so many women and their families who need a helping hand.

  • The YWCA encourages girls of all ages to explore their interests, try new activities, strengthen their creative abilities and academic performance.

  • The YWCA serves children ages 1 month to 12 years in numerous age-appropriate programs in our Early Learning Center.

  • The YWCA inspires confidence in women

The YWCA of Greater Lawrence was founded in 1892 to provide safe housing, job training and support to women moving from rural communities and overseas to work in area mills and shops. Today, we serve more than 15,000 women, children and families from throughout the Merrimack Valley every year. We are an affiliate of the YWCA USA, the nation’s oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization working for social and economic change.

 

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

 

womens-health

Women’s Health Advocacy

With a focus on removing barriers to affordable, quality health care, our Women’s Health Advocacy Services program has been working to help women and families access vital health services since 1993.
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YS Camp Y-Wood

A fun, outdoor summer day camp for children ages 5 – 13.  Located on Captain’s Pond in nearby Salem, NH, camp is on a sprawling 22-acre compound with swimming, boating, sports, arts & nature offerings, and so much more!
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DV, SA and Housing Services

We provide crucial  support and transitional housing to domestic and/or sexual violence survivors and homeless teen moms and their families, while also offering comprehensive services to survivors of all ages of abuse and violence.
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Early Learning Center

Our award-winning Early Learning Center offers affordable, literacy-enriched child care focusing on building a strong educational foundation for infants and toddlers aged 1 month to 5 years.
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Recent News & Events

Tribute to Women

Every May, we sponsor an awards luncheon, Tribute to Women, to honor a select group of women who have made remarkable contributions in their professions and communities. The luncheon also raises critical funds for more than 21 YWCA programs and services in our Women’s and Youth Service divisions.
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SLK Scholarship Award

Each June, the YWCA along with the Women’s Leadership Network of Alcatel-Lucent awards a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving female high school graduate who has been accepted at an accredited U.S. college and who plans on studying engineering or a science discipline.  Read More

Moving Beyond DV

Watch ‘Breaking the Cycle‘ and learn how YW programs work together to help prevent and deal with domestic violence; and watch ‘Leidy’s Story‘ about one woman’s journey to escape domestic violence and move toward economic independence and hope.
Breaking the Cycle
Leidy’s Story