YWCA Edmonton is here for you
The YWCA has operated in Edmonton for 113 years, supporting our community through two world wars, the great depression, the Spanish flu and more. For more than a century we have adapted, innovated, and done what needs to be done to support Edmontonians through extraordinary times.
We are working with YWCAs across Canada and Alberta to have a coordinated response when it comes to issues facing women and children during the pandemic.
During this pandemic we will once again adapt and be responsive, remaining a reliable, steady source of support for Edmontonians.
We are listening and responding
YWCA Edmonton is working hard to limit COVID-19’s impact on the vulnerable women and families we are proud to serve:
Those in need of affordable mental health support are accessing our psychologists via telephone and video sessions. We are also offering remote counselling sessions to a women’s shelter through the YWCA in Nunavut.
Youth programs are being delivered directly into girls’ homes through their laptops and phones.
Sexual Health & Wellness
People needing sexual health support can speak directly to an expert via Live Chat through our website.
Our front-line support staff continue to support everyone we serve to ensure all those who come into our care are given every opportunity to live their best life.
In adherence with current public health orders, we are unable to offer overnight camps this summer. Although we are unable to move forward with our overnight camping plans, Camp Yowochas is offering two programs that we are confident can be safely facilitated: Family Fun Day and hiking workshops in partnership with Odyssey Adventures for Women.
We will get through this together
This pandemic is unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes. This global health pandemic has also triggered a major economic crisis.
We know that the most vulnerable populations are the ones who will be most affected by this, and we will continue to be here to support those who need us.
The YWCA has always been a leader in providing community supports, and we are now focused on helping our community face the repercussions of this crisis.
Together, we are always stronger; your help today creates better futures for all those we serve. We are in this together, and even the current physical distancing measures won’t stop us from getting through this together.