626 Church Street Lynchburg, VA 24504
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YWCA Central Virginia is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
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The YWCA is pleased to announce the addition of the Sexual Assault Response Program (SARP). Click here to learn more.
SARP has issued a YWCA ornament to commemorate the YWCA's 100th Anniversary. Ornaments are $20 and come with a free, previously issued SARP ornament. They are available at the SARP office or YWCA Town Center.
The 2013 ornaments have arrived - Dunbar High School.
YW Town Center
Our main building, located in downtown Lynchburg, serves as residential and transitional housing for women as well as the site for our many programs.
Domestic Violence Prevention Center
Our shelters provide a safe place for women and children escaping violent homes. The DVPC provides emergency housing, food, couseling, court advocacy, support groups, and a 24-hour hotline. Please call 434-528-1041 or 888-528-1041 or click here for more information. We now have second shelter, Frannie's House, in order to better serve Campbell and Pittsylvania Counties. To contact Frannie's House directly, call 434-369-9176.
Church Street Bridal
We are closed December 24-26, and December 31st & January 1st for the Holidays.
Please call during inclement weather to confirm that we are open during normal business hours. Thank you!
In 2004, Church Street Bridal opened its doors with the help of dedicated YW staff members, board members and volunteers.
For a project such as this, it takes many hands to start, cultivate, nurture and go forward creating a legacy. Continuing the work of those who developed and established Church Street Bridal in 2004, the brand has branched from it’s original roots to include:
Church Street Bridal
(April 2004)-housing bridal gowns and accessories and Church Street Bridal, Too (August 2007)-housing our ever-growing collection of bridesmaids, formal, Mother-of-the-Bride and prom gowns.
The YWCA Domestic Violence Prevention Center continues to hold support group meetings on the following evenings:
from 6:30 - 7:30 for women and children in our community
Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 for our in-house residents
Call 434-528-1041 or 888-528-1041 for more information.
Meet D.A.V.E.! The Daily Drama
Call Jenna at
434-528-1041 for information on how to get your teen involved in these important dating and anti-bully dialogues.
October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Thank you to all that participated in the several activities planned.
Thank you to the Mary Kay Foundation for the $20,000 grant for our Domestic Violence Prevention Center!
The Allstate Foundation has selected our YWCA as one of 30 in the country that will pass the purple purse. Simply go to www.purplepurse.com and enter in code "01260" and they will donate $5 up to $10,000!