A Celebration of Hope

On May 15, the YWCA of Western Massachusetts is hosting an evening of gratitude and inspiration to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the expanded YWCA campus in Springfield. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron and to tour the YWCA facilities. Tickets are available for purchase online. More >

YWCA Receives Grant from US Department of Justice

The YWCA is proud to announce that the US DOJ Office on Violence Against Women has chosen our collaborative partnership to receive a three year grant of $937,400. The collaboration consists of the YWCA, Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, Gandara Center, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Police Department and the Hampden District Attorney's Office. More >

2014 Y Run for Women and Girls

On Saturday, November 22, over 100 runners participated in the 2nd Annual Y Run for Women and Girls. All proceeds from this annual 10K race go towards the shelter and services provided to women and children by the YWCA. More >

An Opportunity to Make a Difference

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts' Sexual Assault program is currently looking for passionate individuals to add to their team of medical advocates. Wondering about the experience of a medical advocate? Keep reading below! More >

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In the past year we have seen increased media and community attention about sexual violence in the military and on college campuses. It can be overwhelming sorting through the information, myths and facts about sexual assault, but the conversation is one that needs to keep happening. More >


Speaker Event

On April 14 author Lisa Fontes, PhD, will speak about coercive control in intimate relationships.  Fontes is the author of the recently released book Invisible Chains which explores the issue of coercive control.  This event is open to the public and will be held on April 14 at 5:30 at 1 Clough St, Springfield.  

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