What We Do

In support of its mission to eliminate racism and empower women, the Bellingham YWCA provides services and programs to meet critical needs, foster self-sufficiency and promote good health and safety. Auxiliary programs help women make the move to permanent work and housing quickly and effectively:

  • Case management which ensures that all residents make full use of available community resources
  • The on-site Back to Work Boutique offers free, appropriate clothing for interviews and work
  • A Financial Literacy program assists women achieve financial independence
  • Life skills and personal growth classes, support groups, recreational and social events
  • A scholarship program for college classes, job training and career alternatives
  • Housing for up to 36 women

Also programs for members and the community:

  • YWCA Speaker Series
  • Leadership Breakfast
  • Sponsorship of the Northwest Hall of Fame
  • Participation in the Domestic Violence Awareness Committee, The Homeless Coalition and other community organizations