YWCA New Orleans

A nonprofit organization

$430 raised by 2 donors

3% complete

$15,000 Goal

The Young Women's Christian Association of New Orleans, Louisiana (the YWCA), a member of the Young Women's Christian Association of the United States of America, was chartered on March 14, 1911 and is administered through a local Board of Directors. The YWCA is a nonprofit organization whose formal mission is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The YWCA suffered severe damage from Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, and is currently inactive. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the YWCA served a multi-parish territory, including Jefferson, Orleans, St Tammany and St. Bernard parishes, providing services such as rape crisis counseling, battered women's counseling, family counseling, child care services, and after school tutoring. 

Although the YWCA is experiencing a lack of service capacity, it is currently under recovery. The recovery mission of the YWCA's Board of Directors is  to rebuild the physical structure, programs and services of the agency; to maintain visibility in the community; and to rebuild board and membership capacity in the Greater New Orleans area. Currently, the YWCA's primary source of revenues are proceeds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support its recover mission.

Organization Data


Organization name

YWCA New Orleans

Tax id (EIN)





PO BOX 50255