We are on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
We work where we are needed most.
S ince 1891 YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region has been creating an environment for women to feel empowered, supported and able to build opportunities to make positive change. While our mission has not changed, "eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all,” our programming and services have continued to evolve. Just like needs of women in our regional community.
YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region works where we are needed most. We believe that positive change begins with understanding individual needs. We listen, learn, and respond to best serve the unique needs of the women in our community.
Over the decades the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region has focused on empowering women and served as a safe place for women. In 1928, there was Camp Maqua, the premier camp experience for girls. In the 1940-60’s there was a heavy focus on social issues for women. In the 70-80’s services appealed to the working women, such as surviving the business world and work life balance. Today, we focus on empowering women of all ages through programming such as our Women's Resource Center, Special Needs Camps and our Women's Economic Empowerment Program (WEEP) which includes Getting Ahead, Moving Ahead and Staying Ahead.
YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region’s programs grow: Self Confidence, Knowledge, Hope, Personal Power, and Self-Discovery. Our programs are more than just numbers. They change lives.
If you are interested in becoming part of this change, we invite you to get involved. Contact us to see how, together, we can create great change across our region.