YWCA Dayton

Leading the way for every woman to be the driving force behind her own success

aka YWCA Dayton   |   Dayton, OH   |  www.ywcadayton.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1942

President & CEO

Shannon TL Isom

Main address

141 W. Third St.

Dayton, OH 45402 USA

Show more contact info

Formerly known as

YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF DAYTON OHIO

EIN

31-0537168

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Girls Clubs (O22)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

YWCA Dayton is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We lead the way for women to become the driving force behind their own success in a community free of racial and economic barriers, because every woman within our reach deserves to be safe, supported, and empowered to unleash her full potential.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program & Crisis Hotline

YWCA Dayton operates the only domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers in Montgomery and Preble counties as well as our region’s longest-running 24-hour, year-round crisis hotline (937-222-SAFE). Services are available to all survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking, as well as their friends and family. Shelter programming helps women and their children (up to age 18) improve their personal safety, encourages self-sufficiency, and empowers them to survive, cope, and re-enter the community safely. Sexual assault programming helps survivors process their abuse, improve their personal safety, encourages self-sufficiency, and empowers them to survive, cope, and continue in the community safely. YWCA Dayton’s domestic violence shelter and sexual assault services are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. We are the only COA-accredited domestic violence services site in Montgomery and Preble counties and are one of only 61 COA-accredited domestic violence services sites nationwide.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

YWCA Dayton offers four housing programs for women in Montgomery County to help maintain housing and experience self-sufficiency while moving toward independence by gaining employment and/or increasing income and education, ensuring their long-term safety and quality of life. Permanent Supportive Housing is an intervention that combines affordable housing assistance with support services to build independent living and tenancy skills. HomeShare is a two-year transitional housing and supportive services program that helps women and their children achieve permanent safety and stability as they exit emergency shelter. Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) & Rapid Rehousing are designed to prevent individuals and families from entering homelessness and, where homelessness does occur, to rapidly move persons from emergency shelter into permanent housing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

Girls LEAD! of YWCA Dayton helps girls between the ages of 11-18 explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become through the Girls LEAD! experience, which includes:
• A safe place where girls’ interests, opinions, and concerns are valued by adults and other girls
• Trusting relationships with adult mentors with expertise in issues girls face
• Experiences that broaden girls’ horizons and counter stereotypes
• Curricula built on research that provides age-appropriate knowledge and builds girls’ skills
• Hands-on, challenging, and fun activities that encourage girls to embrace learning
Programming is available in-school, after-school, and in Summer Camps.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Women and girls

AMEND Together is a primary prevention initiative developed by YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging men and boys to change the culture that supports violence.

YWCA Dayton is excited to be bringing AMEND Together to the Miami Valley community as part of our primary prevention offerings in our work to prevent and respond to domestic violence and sexual assault. AMEND Together seeks to challenge the culture that supports violence, cultivate healthy masculinity in men and boys, and change the future for women and girls. AMEND Together partners with local schools to provide AMEND clubs across the Dayton area, providing a safe space to talk about healthy masculinity and gender-based violence.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens
Men and boys

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) 2019

Awards

Outstanding Diversity Organization 2020

Dayton Business Journal

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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, the 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.

YWCA Dayton is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support.

Our core services:

Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18

YWCA Dayton has a diverse staff passionate about our mission — eliminating racism and empowering women — for all our programs and departments in Montgomery and Preble counties. We also have a dedicated Board of Directors who serve as organization ambassadors, and strong community relationships that support our work.

Every year, YWCA Dayton publishes an annual impact report, summarizing the past year's accomplishments. You can view it online at https://www.ywcadayton.org/news-events/newsletter-annual-report/.

Financials

YWCA Dayton
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

YWCA Dayton

Board of directors
as of 07/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jennifer Heapy

Greater Dayton Premier Management

Term: 2022 - 2023

Yvonne Isaacs

Verso Corporation

Jane Marx

Culmen Real Estate Services

Betsy Whitney

Community Volunteer

Briana Snyder

Knack Video + Photo

Bonnie Baker-Tattershall

Kettering Health

Shannon Costello

Coolidge Wall

Barbara Doseck

City of Dayton

Ryan Ivory

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Rachel Jessup

Community Volunteer

Adele Johnson-Kebe

Dayton Children's Hospital

Erin Kunkle

JJR Solutions

C. Lofton

City of Dayton

Rachel Maki

JJR Solutions

Kristina Scott

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Rachel Sturm

Wright State University

Alyssa Young

Bread Financial

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/8/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/08/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.