San Francisco and Marin


We work tireless to promote real change through our programs and services. Each year we support over 2,000 women, families and community members in the fight for women’s empowerment and racial justice. Our community offerings include:

  • Lasting change requires changing the system in addition to changing the lives of individuals. That’s why we advocate for policies, provide issue education to our community on ways to eliminate structural racism and promote systems that empower women, and train up women to be empowered advocates on the issues they care about most.

  • When mature women are ready to get back into the workforce, they turn to the Fifty+ program. A free employment training and job placement service, Fifty+ is the most comprehensive and current resource available to women in the Bay Area. If you’re seeking a job, or an employer looking for qualified candidates, this is the place to start.

  • We provided 110 residents, mostly elderly immigrant women, with affordable and safe housing in a historic San Francisco building. We pair our housing with culturally competent and linguistically responsive services that empower our residents to age in place and with dignity.

  • YWCA's Speaker Series brings community members together to learn about and take action on racial justice and women's empowerment issues.

    We’re having meaningful, and sometimes challenging, conversations with our community about the issues that matter most to us, and how it inspires us to action.

    SPRING SERIES: When Women Lead… Magic Happens!

    We are hosting inspiring conversations this fall with women who are moving mountains & making magic happen all over the Bay Area.

  • We believe that it’s well past time to put the her into history. That’s why we bring to life the legacies of phenomenal women each year through our Marin Women’s Hall of Fame awards and annual induction ceremony.

  • We empower our local Chinatown residents with digital access through our 12-seat Computer Learning Center. This community-run space bridges the digital divide for over 100 locals each year – many of whom would not have access to a computer elsewhere.