The YWCA is currently on lockdown. No outside visitors or groups allowed until further notice. Only residents and essential staff may have access.
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism,
empower women, stand up for social justice,
help families, and strengthen communities.
The first meeting for the YWCA is held in Binghamton. Young women were coming into the city to work in the factories, and citizens were alarmed that there were no safe places for them to live. Three town hall meetings were held over a few months.
The Binghamton YWCA begins to convert the Victorian Hotel into facilities for the organization.
YWCA begins to offer classes to women with a focus on physical fitness. The Binghamton YWCA builds the first integrated swimming pool in the area which starts a new era of young children learning to swim.
The YWCA becomes the first national organization to adopt an interracial charter.
The Binghamton/Broome County YWCA helped over 150 young women entering the workforce through the new Federal Training Program called the Job Corps. Over the next few years the Interfaith Shelter and other shelters were opened as well.
The Binghamton YWCA opens the Center for Women Alcoholics and Clear Vision, a halfway house for recovering alcoholic women. This program was expanded to include women recovering from any substance abuse.
YWCA of Binghamton/Broome County celebrates its centennial, one hundred years dedicated to service. The ENCOREplus program started as a support for women with breast cancer.
Carole Coppens, current Executive Director, was hired.
A dramatic, two year, tenants-in-place gut renovation was completed that created 54 efficiency apartments for women and children and new, expanded early childhood classrooms.
Flood, the YWCA was evacuated for several days and luckily only had to replace the boilers and one water heater from damage.