YWCA Greater Newburyport
Our Mission & Work
Our Mission: YWCA Greater Newburyport is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Our Vision: We address these injustices within our community through safe, affordable and supportive child care and youth development, housing and wellness opportunities.
Our Programs: We seek to integrate our mission into all of our programs.
Since 1885 YWCA has provided affordable housing. Today, we manage 78 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.
Our licensed program offers full day care to infants through preschoolers. Caring professionals, using the Teaching Strategies Gold Curriculum, help children learn, grow and play. YWCA provides a discount based on a family’s ability to pay.
YWCA focuses on the social-emotional development of students in grades K-3. We infuse our mission into the curriculum to help 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.
Youth Leadership Development
High School students are encouraged to serve on the Board of Directors instill a sense of social justice in tomorrow’s leaders.
Many students (and some adults) obtain their first job either through YWCA training or by working at the YWCA.