Thursday, 8/25, 6:05 am class cancelled.  We are excited to let you know that the YWCA will be replacing the current filtration system that is over 50 years old with a new cleaner system.  The removal of the old filter system will begin on August 22nd.  The Lap Pool will be closed starting August 22nd to September 5th and reopening on the 6th of September. Warm Water Pool will be open the week of August 22nd to the 26th. The YWCA will be closed for shut down starting Saturday, August 27th to September 5th.  We will be reopening on September 6th. Fall I Swim Lesson general registration began on Monday, 8/1/2022 at 9:00 am.

Employment Opportunities at YWCA

YWCA Greater Newburyport is currently hiring for both full-time and part-time positions across several departments.  We offer competitive wages. Full-time employees enjoy extensive benefits including health and dental insurance paid at 60% by YWCA, a pension funded at 5% by the YWCA (after 2 years of employment), short term, long term disability insurance, and discounts on YWCA program. Our employment page shows all of our current positions.

Juneteenth Celebration, June 17, 2022

John Feehan, Executive Director

Juneteenth Celebration, June 17, 2022

Juneteenth Key Note Speaker:  jamele adams, Director, Diversity Equity and Inclusion for Scituate Schools.

Juneteenth Celebration, June 17, 2022

Celebrating Community:   YWCA Greater Newburyport Board of Directors President, Margaret McCarthy, Elizabeth DeGrenier and Deb Maas.

Kona Ice Truck comes to the YWCA for Summer Fun

  8/12 and 8/19.  20% of all proceeds benefit the YWCA.  Come and cool off with the Kona Ice Truck.

Yankee Homecoming Kids Day in the Park & YWCA

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women after an exercise group class

Ilene Harnch-Grady, Health & Wellness Director, ‘Barre Fusion’ class.


YWCA Greater Newburyport

Established in 1883 to help young women gain the resources and skills necessary to thrive in the industrial world, today’s YWCA serves people without regard to age or gender identity.  Today we advocate for those most vulnerable among us and implement inclusive programs supporting the entire community.

Affordable housing, preschool, and school-age childcare, wellness, cancer support, aquatics, youth leadership development, and racial justice programs are just some of the programs we offer.

You can be a part of today’s YWCA by registering for programs using the Program Registration button, or by supporting our work by clicking the Donate Now button. If you need help with the registration process, please download our Registration Instructions here.  Click here to register for any program or class.

Click below to access our current Group Exercise and Lap/Warm Water Pool schedules.

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Latest News & Campaigns

GOTV – Get Out To Vote

GOTV – Get Out To Vote

GOTV - Get Out The Vote! My grandmother was born before 1920 and therefore, was unable to vote in several elections prior to the passage of the 19th Amendment.  During every election cycle once I was eligible to vote, she reminded me that voting is a privilege that we...

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Abortion Rights Overturned June 24, 2022

Abortion Rights Overturned June 24, 2022

  "Abortion Rights Overturned" We are supporting an event scheduled for tomorrow: "Public Action Planned in Response to Today's Supreme Court Decision: We Won't Go Back! Date: Saturday, 6/25/2022, 10 - 11 am ET. In front of old Courthouse at the Bartlett Mall,...

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 “The greatest wealth is health.” 

We seek to integrate our mission into all our programs

YWCA Programs

Affordable Housing

Since 1885 YWCA has provided affordable housing.  Today, we manage 68 units in Amesbury, Newburyport, and Salisbury.  Almost half of our units serve homeless households. We are advocates of expanding affordable housing as well as fair housing.

Health & Wellness

YWCA provides a supportive environment for people of all ages to improve their health through group exercise, lap swimming, and a fitness center.  YWCA Encore is a free program for those with cancer combining gentle exercise and peer support.

Pre-School Childcare

Our licensed program offers full daycare to infants through preschoolers. Caring professionals, using Teaching Strategies Gold Curriculum, help children learn, grow and play. YWCA provides a discount based on a family’s ability to pay.

School-Aged Childcare

YWCA focuses on the social-emotional development of students in grades K-3. We infuse our mission into the curriculum to expand student’s awareness of social and racial justice. Students explore a wide range of activities with experienced staff.


Swimming is a life skill that can also improve self-esteem. YWCA offers swimming lessons for all ages beginning at 6 months to adult. Jr. Breakers swim team provides a non-competitive option beyond swim lessons. Coached masters is available for adults. 

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Upcoming Events

Save the Date

Engaging Communities Luncheon event
April 27, 2022 at 12:00
Riverwalk Brewery

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Proud recipient of a Cummings $100,000 for 100 grant

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YWCA Hours: Monday: 6:00 AM - 6:15 PM Tues-Fri: 6 am - 7:45 pm. Saturday: 8 am-12 pm Sunday: Closed

Current Mask Policy

Masks are optional