The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women & Girls
  • The YWCA is a place to turn for so many women and their families who need a helping hand.

  • The YWCA encourages girls of all ages to explore their interests, try new activities, strengthen their creative abilities and academic performance.

  • The YWCA serves children ages 3 months to 14 years in numerous age-appropriate programs within our Youth Services programs.

  • YWCA Camp Y-Wood offers kids 5 - 14 lots of summer fun!

The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts [formerly YWCA of Greater Lawrence] was founded in 1892 to provide safe housing, job training and support to women moving from rural communities and overseas to work in area mills and shops. Today, a thriving social change agency, we serve more than 15,000 women, children and families from throughout Merrimack Valley, Essex County and Southern NH every year. We are an affiliate of the YWCA USA, the nation’s oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization working for social and economic change.


The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.



Women’s Health Services

With a focus on removing barriers to affordable, quality health care, our Women’s Health Services program has been working to help women and families access vital health services since 1993.
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After School Programs

The YWCA provides a safe, enriching and fun environment year-round for children ages 5 to 14 at four sites, including at three sites; two in Lawrence and one in Haverhill.
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DV, SA and Housing Services

We provide crucial  support and transitional housing to domestic and/or sexual violence survivors and homeless teen moms and their families, while also offering comprehensive services to survivors of all ages of abuse and violence.
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Early Learning Center

Our award-winning Early Learning Center offers affordable, literacy-enriched child care focusing on building a strong educational foundation for infants and toddlers aged 1 month to 5 years.
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News & Events

Jane Doe Inc. on NSRCC

A representative with Jane Doe Inc. recently sat down with YWCA Directors Arelis Huertas and Ross Steinborn to discuss the work that the North Shore Rape Crisis Center does for Massachusetts and what the public should know about sexual assault awareness. Read More

What is the YWCA About?

View one or all six of our short videos to learn about the work and impressive impact we have in our seven site locations. While each video showcases specific programs, all speak to our mission of helping to empower women, eliminate racism and work toward peace, justice, dignity and freedom for all.
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Fall Fest With a Twist

The 2020 Fall Fest With A Twist proved to be a major success, and the YWCA would like to thank everyone who made it a reality or donated to it and our organization’s timeless mission. Read More