Mission & Vision

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

Who We Are

The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For more than 150 years, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA has been dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women in the Marshalltown area for more than 100 years. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S.  For more information on the national organization, please visit www.ywca.org

YWCA Stand Against Racism 

This annual event unites community members to take a stand against racism.    The goal is to unite groups and individuals that share in our vision of a society free of racism and discrimination.​  Click here to learn more.


YWCA Week Without Violence

YWCA Week Without Violence, held each October is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with YWCAs across the country and around the world. Click here for more information.  

Not In Our Town

Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying and build safe, inclusive communities for all.

Programs offered locally