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RUN LIKE A GIRL! Register for Run Melbourne or Donate to Our Team!

Join or support our team to raise much-needed funds for women and girls in Victoria! 

Richard Tackles Homelessness Head On!

Much-valued YWCA staff member Richard answers some pressing questions about the new way the YWCA is tackling housing shortages for women in vulnerable circumstances.  

IMPORTANT MERGER UPDATE!!!

As many of you will have noted, YWCAs around Australia have been involved in some lengthy discussions about merging into a single, national entity. 

The Y Gets A Backyard Makeover!

We got a visit and a new community garden from the team at Frasers! 

Update on National Merger...

As some of our members will know, YWCAs across Australia are working together to explore the possibility of becoming a single united entity, focusing on national scale but retaining a local focus to ensure Australia’s diverse communities of women continue to be well-served.

In November 2016 we signed a statement of intent, and since then merger discussions are progressing to plan...

Bow Wow WOW! Dog Parade Fundraiser! Registrations Now Open!

Harking (barking?) back to our events in the 30's and 40's, we bring you the YWCA Dog Parade Fundraiser!

 

PRESS RELEASE- YWCA Welcomes Housing Growth Fund

Today, the Victorian Government announced a new Affordable Housing Strategy which includes a fund to assist the growth of community housing, a move that has been welcomed by YWCA Housing and YWCA Victoria

YWCA Performs Its History: A Journey Into the Archive!

Our Historical Programs Coordinator, Jennifer, writes "Although the YWCA have been primarily concerned with making a difference in the lives of women, a necessary complement to that goal is fundraising. One of the most popular forms of fundraising until the latter half of the twentieth century (when the form dropped off quite quickly in popularity) was the Pageant. Not of the beauty variety, these pageants featured YWCA members in elaborate costumes who would perform historical scenes of interest to the community."