San Francisco and Marin

For every woman who stands up for justice
And every woman who stands by her side
For every woman who confronts a glass ceiling
And every woman ready to raise the roof
YWCA San Francisco and Marin

Welcome to the YWCA!

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

For more than a century, the YWCA San Francisco & Marin has responded to the changing roles, needs and aspirations of a diverse population of women, girls and families.


Over 50 and looking for a job?
Our FiftyPlus program is for You!

FiftyPlus is the premier place for women 50 and older to take control of their career. Our free workshops and ongoing support can help you develop new skills, build your confidence and find your next job.  Whether you’re unemployed, coming back to the workforce, or looking to make a career change, we have something for you! Click  here to download our flyer with program details.

“FiftyPlus was just what I needed, when I needed it.” – Successful FiftyPlus Client


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YWCA Applauds Supreme Court Decision on ACA

Protection and full implementation of the Affordable Care Act – which was upheld by the Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell -- is one of the YWCA’s top legislative priorities. “Nationally, nearly seven million women — half of whom are women of color — were at risk of losing the financial help they need to afford health insurance,” said YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., “We are relieved that the Supreme Court ruled to protect these tax credits.” The Supreme Court decision upholds the ACA by allowing all individuals and families who are eligible for subsidies to purchase health care in the federally administered exchanges. "It really is imperative that Congress and every state fully implement the ACA without further political maneuvering and delays,” Richardson-Heron said. “These provisions will benefit every woman and family in the country.”  The ACA has helped 16 million Americans gain insurance and will continue to do so in the future. People can enroll in health coverage through during open enrollment season or whenever they have a life-changing event. Those who qualify for Medicaid can enroll year-round.