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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.


Our Program Impact Report offers a comprehensive summary of our programs and services for the year ending June 30, 2017.

National & Global Affiliation

YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Together, the national network and local associations are committed to reducing barriers faced by women, girls, people of color, and marginalized populations.

Located in Washington DC, YWCA USA represents more than 200 local associations in 47 states, collectively serving more than 2.3 million people annually. Although united on national advocacy and public policy, each association is an independent organization with unique programs and services tailored to the needs of their local community.

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.

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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.

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