YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley

Eliminating racism and empowering women

aka YWCA Silicon Valley   |   San Jose, CA   |  www.yourywca.org

Mission

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Ruling year info

1964

Interim CEO

Ms. Adriana Caldera

Main address

375 South 3rd Street

San Jose, CA 95112 USA

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EIN

94-1186196

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At YWCA Silicon Valley, one of the first multiservice agencies in the Bay Area, we are committed to eliminating racism and empowering women by not only a depth of direct service to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, but also towards bold systems change. YWCA is on a mission to empower by working to end racism and violence, to achieve solutions for survivors of violence facing homelessness and to inspire by closing the education and prosperity gap.

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?

YWCA Programs and Services

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley powers its mission with programs focused on 1) empowering people and communities in healing from the trauma of racism, bigotry and violence, 2) achieving solutions to homelessness for people impacted by racism, gender inequality, and violence and 3) inspiring opportunity and economic security by closing the prosperity and education gap. We focus the provision of these services to those impacted by race and gender inequality, and we use an intersectional and intergenerational approach that recognizes the compounding impact of oppression. To that end, your YWCA provides programs and services that form a critical continuum of response for all of the clients we serve in our many programs throughout the Bay Area. We offer healing, empowerment and prevention programs to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking and their families. We offer housing continuum options, like homelessness prevention, motelling, emergency shelter, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, affordable housing and both commercial and residential property management. We provide licensed childcare (full day and afterschool) in addition to contracted childcare services to Housing partners, ensuring quality and affordable childcare services for families ages 6 weeks to 13 years of age. While their children are in a safe environment, parents and caregivers are on the path to economic or educational fulfillment. Your YWCA’s Fifty Plus Employment Program empowers low-income women over the age of 50 to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment. We offer job training and placement services specifically tailored to the unique barriers and needs of this population at no cost. In addition, in response to the global pandemic we have expanded our employment services to launch a new 60+ Career Express program, supporting older adults of all genders with upskilling for a virtual workplace and navigating the complexities of finding and keeping work during COVID19 and a national recession.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Sexual identity
Social and economic status

Seven centers provide quality subsidized and affordable child care to more than 600 children each year. We consider the needs and interests of the children first; our mission is "It's all about the kids." Our child care staff is trained in cultural sensitivity to meet the needs of our diverse community. Centers are located in low- to moderate-income areas and we have been serving Silicon Valley families for over sixty years.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

We strive to promote the emotional, mental, and behavioral well-being of our community. We offer a variety of therapy and support services to individuals, couples, and families. Short- and long-term counseling, including women's support groups are offered. These services are provided on an income- based sliding-scale fee schedule, putting counseling within reach for people at the very low- to middle-income levels. Our School-Based Counseling Program places YWCA Counselors on-campus at 16 middle, high, and continuation schools within the San Jose Unified School District.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The YWCA works within Santa Clara County to minimize the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault. We provide a 24-hour crisis hotline, immediate crisis counseling and assistance, information and referrals, and accompaniment services to medical, police, and court facilities. Additionally, we annually reach over 15,000 students; grade K through 12, with age-appropriate sexual assault awareness and prevention programs. A YWCA MyStrength® Club has been formed at Oak Grove High School, an advocacy and empowerment program for young men we hope to replicate county-wide. We began providing crisis and educational services to our community in 1973, and since 2005 we have operated an on-campus Rape Crisis Center to serve the Stanford University community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Violence is a leading cause of homelessness. We address this issue by offering a confidential emergency shelter, a rapid re-housing program, as well as transitional housing. Our emergency shelter staff provide case management, support services, and a safe respite for individuals and families escaping domestic violence. Additionally, we offer the region's first rapid re-housing program for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, ensuring pathways from shelter to stability.

Population(s) Served
Families

Our Curated Pathways to Innovation (CPI) program sets women and underrepresented minorities on the path to STEM Careers. With partners Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Santa Clara University, and Purdue University, we've developed a web-based application that guides students' success through gamificiation, analytics, and a leading edhe recommendation algorithm. CPI serves as a student's virtual career counselor.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Students

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status, Sexual identity

Related Program

YWCA Programs and Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of women, children, and men impacted by YWCA Silicon Valley services

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Bed nights provided for 190 survivors of violence

Total number of counseling sessions performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of clinical therapy sessions provided to 623 unduplicated individuals.

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

YWCA Programs and Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of crisis calls answered through our 24-hour Support Line

Number of clients assisted with legal needs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of people accessing legal services and support at Family Court

Number of cases monitored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of advocacy and case management sessions provided to survivors

Number of education and outreach sessions to community members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

YWCA Programs and Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

YWCA Programs and Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total amount offered in child care scholarships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

YWCA Programs and Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total amount offered in YWCA Child Care Scholarships to families in need

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

YWCA Silicon Valley is aiming to:

1) Empower by ending racism and violence
2) Achieve solutions for survivors facing homelessness
3) Inspire by closing the education and prosperity gap

YWCA Silicon Valley provides one door to many solutions. YWCA serves those impacted by violence through an interconnected continuum of quality services and programs. Our programs range from Crisis Intervention, Rapid Re-Housing/Transitional Housing, Legal Services, Case Management, to Community Prevention Education.

YWCA serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking through an interconnected continuum of services:

-24-Hour Crisis Support Line
-Clinical Therapy
-Confidential Survivor Advocacy
-Legal Advocacy
-Immigration Services
-Prevention Education
-Continuum of Housing
-Childcare Centers

2020 Data:

-Over 18,000 women, children, and men impacted by our services
-4,216 Crisis calls answered through out 24-hour Support Line
7,746 Bed nights provided through our emergency shelter and motel programs for 336 individuals fleeing violence

Financials

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Operations

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

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YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley

Board of directors
as of 3/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tonie Hansen

NVIDIA

Tonie Hansen

NVIDIA

Ann Hosein

IBM Corporation (retired)

Mary Morris

Lionakis

Susan Walsh

City of San Jose, Planning Division

Jamie Nicole Goins Arreola

Organica Fresh, LLC

Gea Carr

Coldwell Banker

Vibha Dixit

AvantSoft Inc.

Denise Johnson

Kaiser Permanente San Jose and Santa Cruz County

Kate Morris

Adobe

Barbara Wakefield

Hewlett Packard, Retired

Cassandra Gaedt-Sheckter

Dunn & Crutcher

Tracy Wingrove

Santa Clara Library Foundation & Friends

Qiaojing Ella Zheng

Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/28/2021

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
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