Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women.

The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.


Seniors Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

On May 3rd, 2016 YWCA East County Senior Services (along with the help of Ambleside Meals on Wheels, Elders in Action, and El Programa Hispano) held a Cinco de Mayo Latino outreach event for local senior citizens in the Gresham area.

Seniors share growing issues at People’s Forum

On April 19th, community members and organizations that provide care and resources to seniors gathered to educate the public and policy members about the realities of an aging population, the gaps in services, shrinking resources, and challenges that exist for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities.

Understanding Oppression (10/26)

This workshop provides a theoretical and practical understanding of oppressions and their basis in power and control. We will capitalize on participant knowledge to establish a working understanding of oppression and draw on participant interests and roles to equip participants to work more effectively for social justice.

Women’s Voting Brunch (10/30)

Women that brunch together, vote together. Join the YWCA and its partners for an engaging presentation and lively discussion about statewide initiatives that will appear on Oregonian’s ballots in November.