San Francisco and Marin

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Mission & Vision

Our Mission

YWCA San Francisco & Marin is proud to be part of a national movement dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Our Vision

WE WORK TIRELESSLY FOR REAL CHANGE in the lives of the over 2,000 women, girls and families that we serve each year. From direct services, to issue education in our community, to advocating for legislative change, we work for and with our communities to make a true impact. We believe that, working together, we can create a world where:

EQUITY ISN’T PART OF THE EQUATION, IT’S THE ENTIRE QUESTION. We believe that until all of us have equal opportunities, regardless of race, class or gender, none of us can truly claim success. That’s why we advocate and educate on equitable rules to the game.

EXPERIENCE IS ALWAYS AN ASSET. We believe all that all women have the right to achieve economic stability and have access to equal opportunity. That’s why we provide training to mature women so they can find living wage jobs.

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. We believe everyone should have a place to call home. That’s why we provide affordable apartments for low-income and disabled elderly in San Francisco.

IT’S TIME TO PUT HER INTO HISTORY. We believe women’s contributions make herstory. That’s why we record their achievements and inspire the next generation of women leaders through our Marin Women’s Hall of Fame.