What We Do
YWCA Victoria works to improve the lives of women by ending inequality. Our community services work to create opportunities for women facing disadvantage and are delivered through three program priority areas – housing, mentoring and community strengthening.
Exceptional programs are developed around a commitment to addressing shelter, safety, security and empowerment for women and are delivered to advance equity, opportunity and choice, full and active participation, access, no discrimination and empowerment for Victorian women.
Through our subsidiary company Social Housing Victoria, we are one of the largest medium to long term housing providers for women in Victoria. We provide over 100,000 nights of shelter to disadvantaged Victorians through our owned and operated properties in Richmond and Geelong, and through a number of properties in partnership with the Department of Human Services - Office of Housing.
YWCA Victoria delivers community strengthening and mentoring programs within school and community settings with a focus on empowerment, pre-employment training, creative expression and positive peer relationships. We operate across Victoria, in Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo.