Thank you to the City of Newburyport, DEI Alliance  and all those who attended our Juneteeth Block Party and our amazing performers:  Double Dutch “Rope Burners” and coaches Angela and Crystal, Greg Coles, Chris Walton, PEG Center and our vendor partners:  KONA ICE, The Enchanged Magnolia and The Elephant in the Room.

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.

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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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 Locker Room Renovations

YWCA Locker Room Renovations

YWCA Locker Room Renovations begin June 10, 2024! Update 6/21/24 This week the demolition of the Woman's Locker Room was completed and framing for the new showers was started as well as working on the drywall.  Some old lockers will remain until Shut Down happens in...

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“Your class today was amazing. Explicit instruction and explanation. You are a treasure to us.   I’ve belonged to numerous gyms and none can equal you.  Thank you a million times.”

PS: The class is challenging, but I need it!

JA – YWCA Member – YWCA Barre class

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