City Council approves street renaming at Greater Memphis YWCA headquarters site at 766 Highland St. in honor of our centennial anniversary.
Our Centennial was recently recognized by our elected official, Memphis City Councilman J. Ford Canale, Super District, Position 2. In honor of our Centennial, three honorary street signs will be installed near our corporate office location at 766 S. Highland Street. Councilman Canale sponsored the street sign resolution at the Memphis City Council meeting on May 7, 2019. The resolution was unanimously passed by the Memphis City Council. And the council also gave us a surprise standing ovation in recognition of our Centennial. The street signs will be revealed to the public on May 23–our actual Centennial date—at 5:30 pm. Councilman Canale will be present to make brief remarks.
What We Do
We help women, girls and families build safer, more self-sufficient lives. Our free programs focus on domestic violence prevention/intervention, youth development, and eliminating barriers.
Who We Are
Since 1919, we have been committed to meeting the needs of women and families. We continue to focus on eliminating barriers, and empowering women and families.
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YWCA Greater Memphis is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
For almost 100 years, we have helped women, girls, and families in West Tennessee build safer, more self-sufficient lives. We do this by operating the only 24 hour emergency shelter for those impacted by domestic violence in Shelby County. We also offer job training and financial literacy programs which help break the cycle of poverty. Our programs impact thousands each year.
If you are in danger, need to speak with an advocate, or have general questions about domestic violence, please call the YWCA’s 24-hour Crisis & Support Helpline: