Hope for the Holidays

Help make the holidays bright for all with a donation from our Wish List by Dec 15

Keep A Roof Over Their Heads

Your support will help fund vital poverty intervention and housing stability programs across Elgin County

Winter Aquatics

Dive into the details before Dec 22

Skills Training & Upgrading

Upgrade your skills through free computer training, introduction to Word, Landscaping Basics, and Intro to Computers for adults.


Check out our 3 newest Uplift Programs beginning in January including Agile Project Development, Business Metrics and Revit Architecture.

Youth Skills Development Program

Winter session begins Feb 5

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Our History

Since 1902 we have proudly provided much needed services and programs to the community of St. Thomas and Elgin County. Read more…

Land Acknowledgement 

Our Mission, Beliefs and Board of Directors

With compassion, strength and diversity the staff and Board of Directors come together to create positive changes in our community. Learn more…

Lisa’s journey

A reflection of the Housing Supports offered through the YWCA.  Struggling with generational poverty, abuse and addictions, at age 48 Lisa was referred to the YWCA St. Thomas Elgin by her continuing education teacher. Lisa was trying to make changes in an environment...

Amy’s journey

Amy now holds her head up high; with a radiant smile and looks forward to the future.

Courtney’s journey

Home is not a place… it’s a feeling

Natalie’s journey

The YWCA gave me the opportunity to start over and choose a better life.

Recent News

WWV 2023: Not on our streets, Not in our screens

WWV 2023: Not on our streets, Not in our screens

October 16 - 20, 2023 During the third week of October, YWCAs observe the Week Without Violence to envision and advocate for a violence-free world. This year, join us in creating a movement to end gender-based violence in every space where it occurs. We know that...

Project Tiny Hope Calls for Alternatives

Project Tiny Hope Calls for Alternatives

BREAKING NEWS It is with disappointment we share the announcement that CMHC did not select Project Tiny Hope for a Rapid Housing Initiative grant. “Although this is not the news we wanted, we are optimistic as we re-align our funding strategy to meet our goal of...

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