Who We Are
YOUR YWCA WESTFIELD, NY
The YWCA Westfield was established in 1894 to meet the needs of the women and girls of the community. Throughout the years the organization has grown and changed to meet the needs of the community, but the agency remains a membership organization. Membership is open to men and women.
Those who join the YWCA are supporting the mission of the YWCA USA empower women, eliminate racism and promote peace, justice dignity and freedom for all.
In the early 1900's the YWCA moved into the building at 58 S. Portage Street and has been the home of the YWCA Westfield since then.
We provide a variety of meeting rooms, a kitchen and kitchen and dining hall, a gymnasium and living room. These are ALL available for rent and community use. We offer childcare services a fitness center and program for all ages.
The upstairs bedrooms are all furnished in Victorian period furniture and are available for overnight rentals.
If you are looking for a meeting space, room for your guests or would like to know more about your YWCA, call us at 716-326-2011 and schedule your visit.
YWCA History in General
The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world.
Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 106 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States.
More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.
Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come for job training and career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for health and fitness. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.