As the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary, the YW is focused on enhancing women’s safety and well-being while advocating for equity.

The YW is women-centred, brighter-future focused; rules do not constrain them, they provide services that support women to gain control of their lives, become economically secure and live free of violence.

Together with their donors, government and other social agencies, the YW provides shelter, supportive housing, counselling, child development, childcare, education and employment programs that help move women from crisis to stability.