Mission

The YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

About Us

The YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley has been serving women and their families in East Tennessee since 1899.  Offerings have changed over the years to meet community needs, but one thing has remained the same for more than 100 years: women from all walks of life depend on our services.

Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence, and for housing as they transition to a permanent living situation.  They come for help meeting health-related goals. They come for after-school and summer programming for their children. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come, and they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.

We keep women going. And because we understand the importance of women’s leadership, we work hard to train future leaders through our youth programs. The YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley is committed to improving the lives of women and girls and to enhancing this great community.