The YWCA celebrates Yankee Homecoming.  Join us:  Wednesday, 7/31: Kids Day in the Park, Thursday, 8/1: Know Your Community, Friday, 8 am: Waterfront Fitness, Sunday: YH Parade.

Career 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 the YWCA program. Our career page shows all of our current positions.

YWCA Greater Newburyport and Newburyport Pride

The YWCA Greater Newburyport proudly participated in the recent Newburyport Pride Parade supporting our Pride community.

Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer - Lantern Festival

 Please join us in the Asian traditions of remembering departed family and friends and making wishes for the future.  Come decorate, light and float lanterns at dusk.

Saturday, 6/29/24   Bartlett Mall Registration 6:30 pm. Floating Lanterns:  8:30 pm

For more information, please click on link below.

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Thank you for attending the YWCA Juneteenth Celebration 6/19/24

Thank you to everyone who supported our Juneteenth Block Party Wednesday, 6/19/24.

A big shout out to the Central Congregational Church for opening up their space due to the heat wave.

Thank you to the City of Newburyport, DEI Alliance, our community partners: Roxbury based Double Dutch Jump Rope team led by Angela Frances, Dance instructor and African Drummer Greg Coles, Social Justice Singer/Songwriter: Chris Walton, PEG Center and our vendors:  KONA Ice, The Elephant in the Room and the Enchanted Magnolia.   We look forward to seeing you all again next Juneteenth.


YWCA "Encore & After Encore Program"

YWCA Encore is a free program for those who have experienced cancer at any time in their lives.  After Encore is a continuation program for those who have completed the “Encore” program.

June 27, 24 - YWCA Greater Newburyport Housing Choice Coalition

Join us for the next meeting of the YWCA Greater Newburyport Housing Choice Coalition on June 27th at 6PM at the Senior Center in Newburyport.  Robert Van Meter of the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA) will speak about the “History of Housing Discrimination”, with a focus on how the discriminatory policies of the past have shaped the affordability crisis that we are experiencing today.  An examination of zoning practices, redlining and lack of fair housing enforcement will provide an insight into how we can overcome this history and create communities that are welcoming and diverse.  Register for the meeting here:


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women after an exercise group class

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


YWCA 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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YWCA EPIC Summah 2024 – Week #1

YWCA EPIC Summah 2024 – Week #1

YWCA EPIC Summah Program: Week #1 People say that Disney Land is the Happiest Place on Earth…….but they are wrong.  The YWCA’s Summer Camp is!  We started on June 24th with our first EPIC Session.  After hours of training the counselors were ready and I, the Camp...

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YWCA Locker Room Renovations

YWCA Locker Room Renovations

YWCA Locker Room Renovations begin June 10, 2024! Update 6/25/24: This week progress on framing in the shower enclosures and drywall completed.  This coming week showers should be delivered and the new sinks and toilet and changing enclosures should be arriving. ...

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This morning I was walking my two little dogs before the morning became hot. As I was going along, I tripped over a protruding piece of brick in the sidewalk.”Oh no”, I thought, “here I go over”. Fortunately, I’ve been going to the AFAP arthritis classes with Ilene, and the muscle memory from those classes kept me upright. I soon as I got home, I signed up for the next class just to give me a bit more muscle memory. TB

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

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Mon-Fri: 6 am - 7:45 pm

Sat: 8 am - 1 pm     

Sunday: CLOSED