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About Us

About Us

Serving more than 9,100 individuals each year, YWCA of San Diego County empowers women, men, and children to break the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness, and achieve self-sufficiency. Our full spectrum of residential programs and community services include safe housing, a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, case management, therapeutic counseling, legal assistance, employment support, housing coordination and rental assistance, financial literacy training, children’s and youth services, and health and wellness resources. YWCA is committed to helping individuals and families secure immediate stability, recover from trauma and abuse, improve their economic status, obtain permanent housing, and ultimately transform their lives.

National & Global Affiliation

YWCA is one of the oldest and largest multicultural organizations for women in the world, with associations in 106 countries. Located in Washington DC, YWCA USA represents more than 200 local associations throughout the United States, collectively serving more than 2.3 million women, children, and families. United on national advocacy and public policy, each association is an independent organization with unique programs and services tailored to their local communities.

Operational Excellence

Funded by individuals, foundations, corporations, and government, YWCA relies on financial support from the community to provide a safe and nurturing environment for individuals and families overcoming domestic violence and homelessness. YWCA maintains a four-star rating from Charity Navigator — their highest rating — indicating excellence in governance, accountability, transparency, and fiscal responsibility.

YWCA of San Diego County is a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by community and philanthropic support (federal tax identification: 95-1661119). To access our 990 tax forms, please visit our profile on GuideStar.org.