The YWCA transforms lives through safety, healing and empowerment.
The mission of the YWCA Pierce County is to transform lives through safety, healing, and empowerment. The organization was established in 1906, and has contributed to the community in significant ways over the past century. Since 1976 we have offered comprehensive programming to domestic violence victims and their families in four major categories: the Support Shelter and Services, the Children and Youth Program, Legal Services, and Community Education. In 2012, after opening a new shelter with individual apartments, we began accepting adult male victims of domestic violence in all our programs. We also accept pets in our shelter to remove barriers for victims who are afraid their pets will be harmed when they flee. Last year we served over 15,000 survivors of domestic violence.