YWCA Bellingham: Empowering women since 1907.


Our Mission

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

Get Involved

Want to make a difference for women in Whatcom County? There are plenty of ways to take action— start by donating or joining the 2023 Racial Justice Challenge.

Join the Team

Big news: YWCA Bellingham is seeking a new CEO! Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

Housing Services

YWCA Bellingham offers three different housing programs for women experiencing homelessness: 

Emergency shelter for more than 40 women in Bellingham

Senior housing (for women ages 55+)

Intensive supported housing

These programs provide women with a safe home with intensive case management services to help them get the skills and services they need to live a fulfilling, independent life. Learn more

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Y’s Buys Thrift Boutique



Support the YWCA’s work by shopping at Y’s Buys! This Downtown Bellingham boutique is the place to shop and donate your quality new and used women’s clothing. We also offer clothing vouchers to women in need and Back to Work Vouchers, good for three fully styled outfits for interviews or work.

Sunday – Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m.       |      Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Join the Cause

It’s not just about Bellingham. Wherever we go, in over 120 countries, we are with women who share our values—25 million incredible women working every day to drive real change in the fight for equality. Want to join us? Here are just a few ways to get involved:

•  Upcoming events

•  Donate today

Contact us