History

Our History

Nationally, YWCA has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements for more than 160 years — from women’s empowerment and civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention and health care.

Locally, YWCA Mohawk Valley was founded in 1885 and incorporated in 1904. After 115 years, we are still #OnaMission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. All of our services and programs are available to all people working and living throughout Herkimer and Oneida counties.

Our History

We are proud to be affiliated with the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, YWCA has more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2 million members connected to 210 associations in the United States. For more information about YWCA USA, visit www.ywca.org.