YWCA Van Wert County
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The YWCA efforts are directly focused as being a community leader in offering social service programs. The YWCA continues to offer those programs that have become recognized as community service staples.

  • The YWCA Youth Enrichment Program includes a summer session and an after school session. Both programs serve free meals to children and also provided free recreation and educational support. The goal of the YWCA Youth Enrichment Programs is to nourish the
    bodies and minds of children by providing them with nutrient rich meals that will support their physical growth and interactive activities that will improve their education.
  • Warm water exercise classes in the unique “moveable-bottom” pool that moves within a range of 6ft and offers entrance for handicap individuals, specifically wheelchairs.
  • Swim lessons for adults and children along with water fitness classes are also offered.
  • The national “Week Without Violence” programs held in October that promotes anti-violence messages to all age levels.
  • Annual free self-defense class is offered to the community.
  • The “Women Empowering Women” mentoring program connects women and children with community members that embrace empowering others.
  • The annual Festival of Trees event held in November that promotes holiday fun and tourism in support of the local economy. This includes Gingerbread Junction which offers children the opportunity to decorate their very own gingerbread house. The Festival also includes a Holiday Tree Auction and Craft & Vendor Fair.
  • The annual Young Women’s Scholarship worth $500 is awarded to two Van Wert County graduating senior female who has shown the integrity and character established by the YWCA mission.

YWCA of Van Wert County, 408 East Main Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891

419-238-6639     419-232-6361 FAX      vanwertywca@roadrunner.com

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