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YWCA Dayton is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.


Leading the way for every woman to become a driving force behind her own success in a community free of racial and economic barriers.

Core Values

  • Respect – Highest regard for staff, clients, residents, and visitors; to appreciate that everyone has worth and treating them as such.
  • Commitment – We pledge ourselves fully to the community we serve; our clients and residents.
  • Diversity – Accepting and respecting all others regardless of any difference. An environment free of hostility and intolerance where all are offered equal opportunity.
  • Integrity – The quality of having high moral principles, being reliable and trustworthy. It’s about keeping ones word.

Philosophy Statement

In pursuit of this mission, YWCA upholds the following values in philosophy and practice:

  • We believe in and promote racial justice and economic empowerment.
  • We believe in the unique and often unrealized role of women in community leadership.
  • We believe in encouraging and mentoring young women under 30 to become decision makers within the YWCA and the community at large.
  • We believe all women need support, encouragement and the mentoring of other women to achieve their highest potential.
  • We believe in and promote advocacy, community service, collaboration and using our success for the benefit of others.
  • We believe in and promote stewardship of resources, integrity and accountability through fiscal responsibility, self evaluation and reporting of all activities .and service outcomes.
  • We believe all YWCA clients, staff and volunteers are entitled to respect, equal access to quality services and fair treatment.

Need help? It starts with a call.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, call 911.

24/7 Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline: 937-222-SAFE (7233)