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YWCA St.Thomas-Elgin depends on the support of the Elgin county community to help those in need each day.

It’s easy, tax deductible, and you will be helping people in your own neighbourhood!

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YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin
16 Mary Street West
St. Thomas, ON
N5P 2S3

Your donations affect the lives of families across Elgin County

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.

Make a Monthly Pedge

With the need for supportive housing in crisis, a demand for skills training and upgrading, an increase in our newcomer settlement and the desire for advanced youth opportunities through employment, financial guidance and wellness activities your monthly donation is invaluable to us. 

Making a monthly pledge is a budget-friendly opportunity to show your support throughout the year. All monthly pledges will receive an annual tax receipt. 

Where does my money go?

  • supportive housing and case management services for each of our 6 housing locations
  • school age programming for kids and teens around self-esteem, healthy relationships and being an engaged community member
  • service support for people struggling with mental illness and people overcoming addiction
  • welcoming newcomers to our community with open arms and the tools they require to make Elgin County feel like home
  • advocacy to ensure our goal of providing services for healthy communities, free from violence, racism, and other abuses of power is an attainable and sustainable  

Complete your Monthly Pledge Form online today and have the peace of mind you are helping YWCA provide leadership, advocacy, opportunities, and a voice. Empowering women and their families, every day.

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New Executive Director Announced

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Announcing our 2021/22 Board of Directors Nominees

Announcing our 2021/22 Board of Directors Nominees

May 20, 2021 YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin announces proposed slate for Board of Directors for 2021/22. Erica Arnett – Erica has a Health Sciences degree from UWO and has been working in Public Health for over 15 years.  Erica recently completed her MBA.  Erica was a member...

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May 11, 2021 With mixed feelings, I announce that our Executive Director, Marla Champion, has informed the Board of Directors of her plans to retire. Marla joined the YWCA St Thomas Elgin as the Executive Director in 1993. Over the last 25 years, under her leadership,...

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On February 25, 2021 Taking Action on Women's Homelessness hosted our first ever virtual Community Symposium Addressing Women's Homelessness to hear how we together can help women experiencing homelessness in St. Thomas-Elgin! Taking Action on Women’s Homelessness...

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It's almost the holidays but here we are thinking about P.A Days and March Break! Please complete the school specific survey below and let us know what your family's needs are for non-instructional days.  We know in today's situation our needs are ever evolving and...

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