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.

Financial Empowerment (08/31)

Working with a participant who needs housing, mental health care, or childcare? Money affects our daily lives in so many ways. Come learn all about credit, student loans, and dreaded budgeting!

Sexual Assault Dynamics (09/07)

This presentation will help participants understand the root causes of sexual violence, its prevalence, its impact on survivors, and the dynamics that make sexual violence a stigmatizing crime.

Four Ballot Measures and the Oregon Budget (09/12)

How could the 2016 ballot measures change Oregon’s state finances and services? Join the YWCA and League of Women Voters in a forum to examine how ballot measures on the November ballot will impact the state budget.