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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…

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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…

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

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...

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...

Announcing our 2023/24 Board of Directors Nominees

Announcing our 2023/24 Board of Directors Nominees

June 8, 2023 YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin announces proposed slate for Board of Directors for 2023/24. Helen Button – Helen grew up in rural southwestern Ontario. She attended grad school and worked as a writer in the communications field for several years before becoming a...

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