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.


YWCA Election Guide

The YWCA’s programs put our mission into action: to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. As a voice of those too often marginalized in our communities, we have a moral imperative to speak up about public policies and laws that will directly influence achievement of our mission. This year’s ballot has two initiatives and one bond measure that, if passed, will directly and nearly immediately do just that. That is why the YWCA has endorsed these measures.

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.

Trauma-Informed Care 101 (01/19)

In this course, participants will: overview Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES), review short-term and long-term effects of trauma, PTSD and other analyses of trauma, discuss how trauma psychologically, socially and developmentally affects children, adults and most plausibly, our clients, and review the importance and modes of Trauma-Informed care and possible triggers in the workplace.

Trauma-Informed Care & More 102 (01/25)

In this course, participants will: expand on the importance and modes of Trauma-Informed care; explore more possible triggers in the workplace; examine reflective practice through a trauma lens, case studies, potential scenarios, and team-building exercises around sensitive approaches to trauma and PTSD such as what to do, and what not to do; and learn what a trauma-informed inclusive practice might look like.