YWCA Greater Cincinnati

Our mission: The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

We are proudly celebrating 145 years of service 
to the Cincinnati community.
Embracing Our Past, Envisioning Our Future.

"Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either." - Golda Meir

At the YWCA , we get this message of Golda Meir’s. We understand that the women who are served by our programs have stories that evoke the deepest level of our compassion. It is impossible to watch a YWCA video, or attend a GED graduation, and hear women tell their own stories, and remain dry-eyed. 

Yet, we also know how to laugh together. We might laugh out of frustration — that yes, after 145 years — there remains a need to work together to eliminate racism and empower women. But, more often it is the shared laughter of women who strive together towards our interwoven mission. And we take great delight in the victories that our programs can achieve despite challenging economic times: moving women towards independence; enabling girls to see themselves as powerful young women; and ensuring that children reach kindergarten prepared to succeed. Click here to view our Annual Report and learn more about the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati

YWCA Fitness Center, managed by TriHealth, is a COED, downtown facility.   
Although we offer comprehensive health and fitness programs, we are not the typical gym. Our focus is on providing our members with personal health services in a non-intimidating, modern and clean facility. 

July Spinning Special!

Learn more about the YWCA . . . and Our Youngest Victims

Please take a few minutes to watch this special video and learn how the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati is making a difference for women and children in our community.


women's art gallery
Power of Place
Celebrating International 
Women Artists

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YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, 898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
 website@ywcacin.org • Phone: 513-241-7090 • Fax: 513-241-7231
Copyright 2013