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.

Domestic Violence 101 (10/06)

DV 101 offers an introduction to the underlying root causes of violence against women. We will define and discuss sexism and misogyny & explore the history of the movement to end violence against women.

Race and Domestic Violence: A Community Dialogue (10/6)

How do race and ethnicity intersect with domestic and intimate partner violence, specifically for communities of color? What are unique and similar barriers and strengths for communities of color in addressing relationship violence? What does a race-centered response to domestic violence look like?

Domestic Violence & Addiction (10/19)

This workshop will examine the complex interactions of domestic violence and addiction, as well as the similarities and differences between the traditional approaches to each issue.