Who We Are

YWCA Queensland is a vibrant, women-led community organisation focused on supporting and empowering Queensland women and girls. The YWCA has been providing often life-changing community services, and working with and for Queensland women, since 1888. Our community development work currently includes 18 different programs in more than 20 locations around the state.

We are proudly part of the World YWCA, one of the world’s leading women-powered organisations. The World YWCA is a global membership movement of women who have been leading social, political and economic change for more than 150 years. The YWCA is active in 125 countries and impacts the lives of an estimated 25 million people in more than 22,000 communities around the world.

YWCA Queensland is a membership organisation, and through our members we seek to create a community of women who share our values of equality and social justice. Our Board of Directors is elected by and from our membership.

Men are included in many of our programs, and in our staff team, and their involvement is welcomed and valued. An inclusive organisation, YWCA Queensland is strengthened by the diversity of its members, its staff and volunteers, and the people it serves.

YWCA Queensland is a Public Benevolent Institution, a registered charity and a deductible gift recipient.