The YWCA Greater Memphis is the primary provider of domestic violence services in West Tennessee.
The YWCA empowers domestic violence survivors to take control of their lives, while offering them safety and the resources to ensure their self-sufficiency. Domestic violence is any pattern of behaviors that attempts to control and intimidate a partner or family member through fear, manipulation, isolation, financial abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or verbal abuse.
We are the only 24 hour, emergency domestic violence shelter in Shelby County.
Our Sarah Brown location houses our education and training center. Services include GED test preparation, and job training, and other programs to help individuals gain employment, higher wages, and break the cycle of poverty.
We have provide before and aftercare for school-age children for over 20 years. We provide tutoring for school-age children through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Education. We have participated in this program for over ten years.
The YWCA Greater Memphis participates in national, statewide, and local advocacy for causes within the scope of our mission and vision.
The YWCA Greater Memphis provides community education, training, consultation and technical assistance to professionals and the community at large. Workplaces, churches, schools and other groups are encouraged to consider our highly interactive sessions. Programs are tailored to fit the needs of the participants and are conducted by experienced and trained experts and advocates. Topics include:
Domestic Violence 101
Sexual Harassment Training
Community Education and Training
Practical Money Skills
Diversity and Inclusion
The YWCA Greater Memphis advocates for public policy solutions to improve the lives of women and their families and create safer, healthier, more equitable communities in the Midsouth. Working in collaboration with partners, we advocate to advance our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. We also will monitor and educate stakeholders on policy issues that impact women and girls in our state. The following areas are our primary focus:
–Closing the Wealth Gap
–Ending Domestic Violence
–Promoting Equal Justice and Civic Engagement