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 would like to thank the Women’s Fund of Essex County for recently awarding us with a grant for $6,000 to be used towards our Women’s Health Services. If you would like to make a donation to help our many causes, click here.








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.


Please join us Thursday, May 13th at 6:15 PM for our LIVE Tribute event!



Thank you for joining us for the 38th Annual Tribute to Women. To donate, click here. To purchase raffle tickets, click here.

The YWCA is proud to announce our 38th Tribute to Women Honorees!

Erika Hemingway, On-Air Radio Host, North Shore 104.9

Erina McWilliam-Lopez, Consultant, Producer & Local Correspondent, Impact Experience, 1623 Studios and Bliss Bites

Kira Morehouse, Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, AVP, Enterprise Bank

Brittney Sousa, Special Education Teacher, Softball Coach, City of Methuen

Angela Bautista, Director of Transportation, Youth Development Organization, Inc.

Melissa Rodrigues, North Andover Town Manager

Allison Dolan-Wilson, VP Institutional Advancement Northern Essex Community College

Chandra Webb, Director, Drug Product Regulatory Strategy Lead, Pfizer

Karla Zevallos, Equity & Inclusion Specialist, US & Global Commercial Business, Takeda

Dr. Lygia Soares, Executive Director, Merrimac Heights Academy

Maria Arias, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, Elder Services

Sharon Mason, Development Director, Groundwork Lawrence

Jeanette Rivera, Administrative Assistant, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Dr. Stephanie Patel, Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Care Dimensions

Deborah Wilson, President & CEO, Lawrence General Hospital

Dr. Zandra Kelley, Chief Medical Officer, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Julie Abbott, Director of Nursing Operations, Holy Family Hospital

Susan Howell, Marketing Director, Howell Custom Building Group

Savinelli Williams, Owner, Managing Director, AFC Urgent Care

Aubrie Campbell, Rental Assistance Coordinator, City of Haverhill

Jamill Martinez, Director of Network Organizing, Lawrence Community Works

Mayara Reis, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Black & Brown Voices, Inc.


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

Virtual Support Groups

The YWCA is hosting virtual, all-inclusive support group sessions for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors on Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 7 PM. Cameras are encouraged to be on, but are not required. Call 781-477-2313 or 978-374-6121 for intake and info.

38th Annual Tribute to Women Raffle - Buy Your Tickets Today!

We are currently selling raffle tickets for four fabulous gift baskets. The drawing will take place on May 14th. To purchase tickets, click here.