Mission and Vision

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

The YWCA Central Carolinas will be the community’s leading nonprofit agency for empowering women, strengthening youth and families and working toward racial justice.

  • Lead in the services we provide
  • Partner to extend and strengthen our reach
  • Respond to unmet needs
  • Innovate with new and creative solutions to community issues


Families Together Program
Families Together, the YWCA’s transitional housing program for homeless families provides on-site support to children and their families as they transition out of homelessness and work towards permanent housing.

Women In Transition Program
Serving 105 at-risk women annually, Women In Transition (WIT) Program participants receive safe affordable housing, intensive case management, support services and connections to the web of available community services as they work toward becoming economically stable and permanently housed.

Youth Programs
A 50 week-per-year program serving approximately 360 children ages 5-12 at 11 sites located in Mecklenburg and Union Counties public housing communities, schools and fragile neighborhoods. The Youth Program’s Tolerance and Prevention Initiative provides weekly workshops to engage at-risk youth in character-building activities that address communication, anger management and conflict resolution.

Sarah Belk Gambrell Fitness Center
The YWCA is Charlotte’s co-ed comfortable fitness center, providing effective exercise programs for men, women and children of all fitness levels. Our center features a warm water pool, land and water and aerobics classes, yoga and Pilates, Spinning, an outdoor fitness trail, two tennis courts and personal training services.

Learn more about the YWCA and how you can help.

CWC Information Questionnaire for YWCA

Donations Needed

Volunteer Opportunities and Requirements

2013 Fundraising Luncheon for YWCA

Sister Simone Speaking