Our Mission

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

The YWCA community contributes time, talent, tenacity and financial support for the betterment of women everywhere.

 The YWCA is a powerful voice for the rights of women.

The YWCA is a community united by a passion for positive social change, justice and economic empowerment.

We are thought leaders and activists. We aim to shake things up to improve the lives of women and their families and communities everywhere. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers that make our mission possible.

Our History

Steeped in history, YWCA Lincoln has been a leader and driving force for human empowerment in the Lincoln community since its founding in 1886. The enterprise that now serves more than 1,000 people each year began with twelve couples who wanted to provide protection for women and aid them in achieving self sufficiency. Over the years the agency has housed women, and was among the first in the nation to provide technical and trade skills courses for them. Many individuals and community groups championing women’s rights and the end of discrimination have found a willing partner in the YWCA Lincoln. In the 60’s and 70’s the face of positive change towards fair and equal treatment regardless of race in Lincoln was the YWCA Lincoln.

The Agency Today

YWCA Lincoln continues to be a vital community agency that addresses crucial social problems. YWCA Lincoln programs have an important impact on the development of disadvantaged children, leadership and empowerment for adolescent girls, and the self-reliance of women in economic crisis. 

For more information or to explore ways to get involved with YWCA Lincoln, please call us at 402-434-3494, or e-mail us at info@ywcalincoln.org.