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The YWCA of San Diego County helps women, children, and families escaping domestic violence and homelessness overcome trauma, rebuild their lives, and achieve self-sufficiency. Through our Becky's House®, Passages, and the Cortez Hill Family Center programs, we provide comprehensive services that include safe housing, counseling, legal assistance, employment support, financial literacy training, and supportive children’s programs to over 5,700 individuals annually in San Diego County. Learn more about the YWCA San Diego


The success of the YWCA depends heavily upon the support of the community to continue to provide services to survivors of domestic violence and homeless families.


Women's Self-Defense Seminars!

Don't miss the chance to learn about self-defense from an expert while helping the women & children of the YWCA's Becky's House®. USA Freestyle Martial Arts is hosting a Women's Self-Defense Seminar on April 26 and all profits are benefiting the YWCA's Becky's House®!

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On the Radio!

Did you miss YWCA CEO Heather Finlay and Detective Angel Pearl on the U-T Community Spotlight with Drew Schlosberg last Friday? Click here for the podcast!

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Denim Day 2014

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Please join the YWCA of San Diego County in participating in “Denim Day” on April 23rd, 2014.  

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In the Company of Women

We are pleased to announce that the YWCA's 16th Annual In the Company of Women luncheon will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014. This spectacular event will include the prestigious Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) awards.

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Happy Easter!

The Easter bunny will be here in no time but  we need your help to ensure that every woman, man and child at the YWCA has an Easter weekend filled with fun and chocolate. 

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YWCA 40-Hour Domestic Violence Counselor Training

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming Spring 2014 YWCA 40-Hour Domestic Violence Counselor Training. The Spring Training Program is now Full. For a list of other training providers or to place your name on the waiting list for the Fall program, please click here. 

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Donation Update!

We are currently have a high volume of adult clothing. To allow us time to sort and distribute current inventory, there is a temporary hold on adult clothing donations. Please click here for more information and for alternative donation sites.

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Seeking Gift Cards

To help us make our Becky's House® transitional living apartments as warm and welcoming as possible for new families, we are seeking donations of gift cards!

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24 hour emergency hotline: 619.234.3164