2022 YWCA USA Program Inventory and Impact Summary
YWCA USA is a strong network nationwide of 196 local associations. Local associations are asked yearly to provide program-level data for collective impact evaluations. In 2022, 135 (68.9%) local associations reported on their programs and impact. Impact data provided throughout recognizes those who submitted and is not the collective 196.
Women, girls, and children enrolled in YWCA local associations nationwide. YWCA served 997,454 total people. 59% are Women and Girls. 71% served are Black, Indigenous, People of Color
Racial Justice and Civil Rights
Our 2022 Program Inventory and Impact Survey program survey) shows fifty-five percent of associations engaging in racial justice (RJ) initiatives. With 98 programs, local associations are poised to mobilize on initiatives that prevent racial inequities and ensure fairness for all. This RJ Impact Area Summary sheds light on local associations’ activities and trends that can enrich programming.
- 73 Local Associations
- 98 programs
- Served 76,133 people
- 67.99% of people served were people of color
- 38.17% of people served were Women and Girls
Health & Safety
The Health and Wellness Impact Area covers an array of activities and programs designed to meet community members’ physical and mental health and well-being. Local associations who completed the survey were allowed to select which sub-area the program was being reported on fell into. The graph below shows programs per sub-area.
Sixty-five associations reported having a health and wellness program, and these associations said:
- 109 programs
- Served 114,013 people
- 47.32% of people served were people of color
- 64.47% of people served were Women and Girls
Domestic And Sexual Violence Services
Domestic violence and sexual assault (DVSAT) and human trafficking incidents are rising, requiring everyone to pay attention. In 2022, the United States experienced more than twelve million adult instances of DVSA, with one out of every three sufferers being women. Nearly 50% of the attacked knew who raped or assaulted them. According to the Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) annual report published in January 2022, investigations increased from 947 in FY 2020 to 1,111 in FY 2021, and arrests increased from 1,746 in FY 2020 to 2,360 in FY 2021 – an increase of 17.3% and 35.2% respectively. With 155 programs, Local Associations are poised to help all violence survivors, whether it is intimate partner violence (i.e., domestic violence), sexual assault, or human trafficking. This DVSAT Impact Area Summary sheds light on local associations’ DVSAT services and highlights trends that can enrich DVSAT programming.
- 256,744 total served from prevention programs focused on sexual assault, trafficking, domestic violence and more.
- 61% are Women and Girls
Access to quality childcare programming, rising childcare costs, and the lingering impact of COVID-19 concerning staffing shortages make childcare a burden for the people we serve. Twenty-five (25%) percent of associations reported experiencing difficulties retaining staff due to newly implemented COVID-19 restrictions such as social distancing, which reduced the number of clients centers can serve. These restrictions, with increased living costs, compounded an already tenuous situation. Center for American Progress believes this trend will continue until the system pays a livable wage and improve work-life balance.
In the 2022 Program Inventory and Impact Survey (program survey), 60.7% of reporting local associations offered 153 childcare program services to children and their families, of which 31% live at or below the Federal Poverty level. Two associations closed childcare centers in 2022 due to lack of sustainable funding.
- 66,373 total people accessed services through childcare and child development and family support programs
- 64% are Women and Girls
Housing and Housing Services
Housing and Housing programs are designed to assist the people in the communities in which they live. Local associations who completed the survey were allowed to select which sub-area the program was being reported on fell into. The graph below shows how many programs
were reported per sub-area.
Forty-eight associations reported having a housing/housing program, and these associations said:
- 99 programs
- Served 31,890 people
- 59.46% of people served were people of color
- 70.90% of people served were Women and Girls
Women’s empowerment programs are designed to increase empowerment among Women and Girls. Programming includes but is not limited to economic advancement and leadership development. Local associations who completed the survey were allowed to select which sub-area the program that was being reported on fell into. The graph below shows programs per sub-area.
Sixty-seven associations reported having a Women’s empowerment program, and these associations said:
- 147 programs
- Served 70,742 people
- 52.11% of people served were people of color (see graph below)
- 69.60% of people served were Women and Girls (see graph below)
Girls and Teens Empowerment and Leadership Development
These programs target girls and teens and focus on academics, financial literacy, healthy relationships, and more. Girls and Teens Empowerment and Leadership Development programs are designed to assist girls and teens in exploring various learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and arts.
Collectively, the local associations reported:
- 59 Local Associations
- 98 programs
- Served 19,580 people
- 61.61% of people served were people of color
- 90.91% of people served were Women and Girls
Support YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women.
We’ve been at the forefront of the biggest issues of the day for 160 years, and with your support we can continue working to improve the lives of girls and women for years to come.
Partner With Us
We invite our partners to invest in the unmet needs that align most closely with their brand identity and core values. Don’t just invest in YWCA USA’s future—help us build it.