YWCA Greater Cleveland is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA Greater Cleveland was established in 1868. It is the seventh-oldest YWCA in the country and one of the oldest continuously operating nonprofits in Cleveland. For over 150 years, YWCA has been committed to the liberation of all people marginalized by their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, housing status, or religion.
Where We Work
Our Prospect location is home to our Independence Place apartments, our Early Learning Center, and our Administrative offices.
Norma Herr Women's Center
Norma Herr Women’s Center is Cleveland’s only low-barrier emergency shelter for women ages 18-80. The emergency shelter serves an average of 170 women each night.