New hours effective 1/18/2022:  Tues-Fri: 6 am – 7:45 pm, Sat: 8 am – 3 pm.  In accordance with the local Board of Health and in the best interest of everyone’s safety,  a mandatory mask mandate is in effect for all members and staff while participating in all programs at the YWCA.  Thank you.   

Our clean, safe interior spaces

Safely join us for indoor/outdoor/Zoom/Hybrid classes, fitness center access, swim lessons for all ages, lap swim, warm water pool access, masters and water classes for a great workout.

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.

Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

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

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

About

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

YWCA Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate YWCA at Hillside on Dec. 30: Environmentally Sustainable for the Low-Income Community

YWCA Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate YWCA at Hillside on Dec. 30: Environmentally Sustainable for the Low-Income Community

YWCA Greater Newburyport will be celebrating the opening of its newest affordable housing project, YWCA at Hillside, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 30, 2021, at 10:00 AM.  The ceremony will be held in front of the project located at 18 Cottage Court in Newburyport.  After the outdoor ceremony, refreshments and tours will be provided. Masks will be required inside the building.

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YWCA Newburyport 2021 Annual Appeal

YWCA Newburyport 2021 Annual Appeal

Today, we are asking you to please consider supporting the YWCA and our exceptional employees who have helped to keep our mission alive. We need your support to ensure we can continue to provide high-quality childcare as well as the full range of services the YWCA is known for and proud to provide.

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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.

Aquatics

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

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

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YWCA Hours: Monday: Open for Group Exercise and Aquatic classes only. Tues-Fri: 6 am - 7:45 pm. Saturday: 8 am-3 pm Sunday: Closed