For more than 140 years, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago has been committed to serving the needs of women and girls. The YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women is actualized through a large breadth of programs and services serving over 150,000 women, children and families annually. Regardless of race or economic status, the YWCA provides women with access to the support, tools and opportunities they need to transform their lives and make valuable contributions to their communities. The YWCA’s core programmatic areas include Personal Safety and Wellness, Education and Training and Economic Sustainability.