Mission & Vision

YWCA New Britain is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.  Nationally, we are one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the country, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.

YWCA works to speak out on behalf of women and girls and the issues they face today. In carrying out the mission of YWCA, programs are designed to address the root causes of poverty in the communities we serve, namely: financial illiteracy, births to teen moms, violence against women, and lack of access to affordable childcare.  We combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.

We are proud of our heritage and aware of our responsibility. You are invited to join YWCA New Britain as we work toward equality for all while empowering women to be all they can be.  #OnAMission

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Become a Mission Member!

As a Mission Member, you will join in our efforts to eliminate racism and empower women, children, and families. You will add your voice to a diverse and powerful sisterhood of 25 million women in 120 countries worldwide. We strive to create opportunities for women’s growth, leadership, and power in order to attain a common vision of peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Your membership supports community programs and advocacy efforts to further our mission – a mission that can’t be accomplished without you!

With an annual membership fee of just $15, Mission Members can enroll in programs at member rates and can vote in the election of the Board of Directors.  They receive special invitations to events and communications about our work.