YWCA of Central Virginia

Eliminating Racism Empowering Women

aka Lynchburg YWCA; YWCA CVA   |   Lynchburg, VA   |  www.ywcacva.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1942

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Ashley Marshall

Main address

626 Church St YWCA of Central Virginia

Lynchburg, VA 24504 USA

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Formerly known as

The Young Womens Christian Association of Lynchburg

EIN

54-0506490

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

YWCA of Central Virginia is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We do that in the Central Virginia community by seeking out gaps in our safety-net and working to impact them through direct programming, collaborative efforts, collective impact, or by being a convening table for thought leaders together and make determinations as to how to proceed to serve our neighbors, friends, and family.

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 Prevention Program

The mission of YWCA of Central Virginia's Domestic Violence Prevention Program (DVPP) is to provide support for domestic violence victims and work toward the reduction and elimination of family violence. The program provides emergency housing and food for women and children escaping family and domestic violence. Other services provided by DVPP include counseling, court advocacy, support groups, legal counseling services, and a 24-hour hotline. Every year, the DVPP serves approximately 2,500 individual women, men and children.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Families

The mission of the YWCA of Central Virginia Sexual Assault Response Program (SARP) is to ensure that survivors of sexual violence are provided the opportunity and means with which to recover from physical and psychological trauma.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

The mission of the YWCA of Central Virginia's Town Center Women's Housing Program is to provide affordable, safe housing and to work towards the reduction and elimination of homelessness. The Town Center Housing Program provides safe, affordable dormitory style rental housing for single women age 18 years or older. All rooms are furnished, and utilities are provided. The Housing program has a community kitchen with food pantry and dormitory style bathrooms.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

YWCA of Central Virginia is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We accomplish this by providing key unduplicated direct service programs in the areas of victim services (domestic violence, human trafficking, child human trafficking, and sexual assault/violence) and low-income single person housing. Further, we provide key education in the areas of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, racial equality, and social justice to our community for free.

The YWCA of Central Virginia's mission is advanced through major mission impact programs and services including:

-YWCA racial justice and civil rights programs designed to educate our community on the impacts of structural and systemic racism and achieve equity and equality for all.

-YWCA women's and girls' economic advancement programs designed to address financial literacy, job training, skill development, childcare, parenting needs for our clients who are survivors of Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault. Further, we work to provide safe and affordable community-style housing for low-income women seeking to live independently despite their income.

-Sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence services and gender-based violence prevention programs designed to keep women, girls and families safe.

-Local, State, and National advocacy on issues of national concern to women, girls, and people of color.

YWCA of Central Virginia has existed in our service area for over 100 years to provide assistance to those in need. We are able to do this work due to our:
- Over 100 years of experience serving Central Virginia
- Professional and expert staff
- Long tenure in providing safe and affordable housing (since 1918)
- Trauma-Informed, Person-Centered, and Evidence-Based Domestic Violence programing
- Trauma-informed, Person-Centered, and Evidence-Based Supervised Visitation Center program
- Trauma-INformed, Person-Centered, and Evidence-Based Sexual Assault Response Program
- Connection to local, state, and national networks that enhance our programming with best practices and technical support

YWCA of Central Virginia continues its legacy to provide housing as we have since 1918. We provide the communities only certified 24/7 domestic violence program complete with both an urban and a rural safe house, as well as a 24/7 hotline. Our Supervised Visitation Center is the only program of its kind outside of the Department of Social Services for our service area as well. We also continue to provide the communities only sexual assault response program, complete with a 24/7 hotline and emergency room crisis response.

Ahead - Upgrades and Mission Movement:
YWCA of Central Virginia's Board of Directors has placed a heavy emphasis on our original founding in 1912 to provide safe and affordable housing for women. To that respect, the Board has engaged in critical planning during the 2019-2020 year to upgrade our historic Town Center facility to ensure (1) safe and affordable housing that is ADA compliant and appropriately modernized and (2) a modern hub for the Associations work including our Children's Supervised Visitation Center, our Church Street Bridal Shops, and adequate community space to be a true hub to eliminate racism and empower women. A Capital Campaign in soon to follow to engage in these pursuits.

The Board is also dedicated to moving our mission forward. The association will continue to provide top-notch victim services to those who need it in our community through our unduplicated programs. However, the board is looking to work more on our mission focus to eliminate racism in the coming years through an emphasis on education and other community programming to ensure that we are helping to move the needle towards achieving the goals for racial equity and social justice. Further, the Board wishes to ensure we are empowering all women and will look for opportunities to lift up women who are not only survivors but all women.

Financials

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Operations

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

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YWCA of Central Virginia

Board of directors
as of 1/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Sally Ann Schneider

Philmika Reid

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Clare Terry

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Sally Ann Schneider

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Bethanie Mickles

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Elektra Walraven

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LaKrisha Smith

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Board leadership practices

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  • 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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 01/29/2021

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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

Disability