Join YWCA Southeastern MA and our 10th Annual Women of Distinction Awards, honoring community women for leadership in championing issues of women, girls, and people of color. A nominee for this award is a woman who:

  • Supports and promotes the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
  • Demonstrates strong and growing commitment to the community through her time as a volunteer.
  • Demonstrates exceptional skills as a role model or mentor of women and girls through advocacy, community service, and leadership.
  • Has achieved professional excellence in her field.

Nominate a Woman of Distinction here! All nominations are due by 4:00pm on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Join the YWCA, the Women’s Center at Bristol Community College, Leadership Southcoast, and MassNOW for a film screening of the Oscar-winning documentary, “Period. End of Sentence.” A consciousness-raising discussion will immediately follow. Free admission but we ask all guests to bring a donation of pads or tampons to support the Justice Flow project!


Women’s Advocacy Day is hosted by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW). Every May, women from the Southcoast and statewide communities come together to advocate for legislative priorities on Beacon Hill (State House) that are crucial for improving the lives of women, girls, and families through out the state of Massachusetts.

Transportation and lunch are provided. Sign up here to attend this free event!

New YWCA building on 20 South Sixth Street!

Grand Opening of Our New Building!

Coming soon!  Within less than a year, The Southcoast Improvement Company has worked diligently to make the YWCA dream a reality. In a few months, our YWKids School Age Program and Another Women’s Place will be under one roof. We are looking forward to providing a beautiful space where children can learn and play in a safe environment.  Eight new women will be able to obtain affordable housing and work towards economic advancement and sustainability.

Please keep checking the website, email, and social media for further information on the opening,