YWCA Northeast Kansas is a unique and vital community resource in the greater Topeka community committed to eliminating racism and empowering women. Not only does YWCA Northeast Kansas provide crucial services to women, children, and families – we are widely recognized as a thought leader on the issues of racial justice and the advancement of women.
We provide transformative services in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking; early childhood education, before- and after-school care, racial justice and advocacy, and leadership initiatives.
Every day, we turn on the lights and open the doors to answer the cry for justice. We help ensure women and girls have safe and bright futures, we dismantle systemic racism, we change the power structures that determine the future. As the only YWCA in the state of Kansas, we have been serving the Topeka community since 1887.
While the greater Topeka community demands justice in a thousand different ways, we get up and do the work:
- Every day, we work so that over 4,230 survivors in northeast Kansas can seek safety and are empowered in their relationships
- Every day, we work to ensure 740 children and students capitalize on their brilliance
- Every day, for the past 133 years, we have fought for social justice: from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform.
Today and every day, we will continue to get up and do the work - until injustice is rooted out, institutions are transformed, and until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.