• One Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608,
  • 508-791-3181

Who We Are

webnFotolia_21531127_MThe YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States.

More important than the numbers is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for both women’s and civil rights.

Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of domestic violence. They come for career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for health and wellness. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.

If you want to participate in our programs, volunteer, or simply wish to support our mission, organization and activities, we welcome your membership.


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


The YWCA of Central Massachusetts will strive to be an all-inclusive women’s advocacy and resource center with a pro-active membership serving the diverse needs of women through leadership, service and support.

Program Connector

Kate McGrath
(w) 508-767-2505 x 3003

Participants will receive one month free Institutional Access to the YWCA. At their first visit, youth will complete a Member Info Card, which will enroll them as a YouthConnect member. Youth will exchange their YouthNet ID card for a YWCA Access card, which will open the doors to the Health and Wellness Center. Capacity is limited to 6 youth at one time. At the end of their 1-month free access, Youth will be invited to purchase a monthly membership at the reduced rate of $10 per month. Youth age 13+ may access the YWCA independently; age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult, unless participating in a supervised activity. Orientation is required within the first month of free access.