YWCA Tri-County Area

YWCA Tri-County Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Address: 315 King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Website: http://ywcatricountyarea.org
Email: dlauer@ywcatricountyarea.org
Phone Number: 610-323-1888 ext. 218
Fax: 610-323-5430
YWCA Tri-County Area began in Pottstown in 1908 in a two story frame building. Its original focus was providing a safe and clean home, or "refuge" for homeless girls. Over the years YW programs evolved with the needs of the community. YW3CA remains a leader in women and girls' advocacy, works to eliminate racism and empower women through quality affordable childcare, adult literacy and a host of programs to support the health and vitality of women, girls, and families.

All individuals feel valued, respected, and given access to the opportunities that help them grow in their personal and professional lives.

Consider the following 2019 stats:

YW3CA's Early Education Center supported more than 120 children (ages 6 months to 6 years old) and working families in their growth and development.

Adult Education and Training Center helped 160 individuals take control of their life through education and employment skills.

Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is a multi-pronged YW3CA endeavor to support social, emotional, and physical well-being to improve the health and wellness of over 200 children and families in the region.

YWCA Tri-County Area manages the Foster Grandparents Program of Montgomery County. YW re-launched the program in 2018 with 35 Foster Grandparents, adults 55 and older who volunteer their time and talents to mentor children in schools and youth centers. Over three years, the program will grow to match 79 Foster Grandparents with children throughout Montgomery County.

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month supports students in local school districts to create healthy relationships.

YW takes a program-informed approach to its advocacy, drawing on the expertise and resources of the national organization and focusing on the practical solutions that meet the needs of women, girls and families in the marginalized communities we serve.
Early Education Center:
"Nicky has improved 1000% since attending YW3CA's Early Education Center. Not only has his grammar and social abilities improved but he's grown developmentally in every aspect of his life." Mr. Perich - 2019
"At their age (4) it's just as important for them to improve socially as they do academically. Their ability to become social creatures is so crucial to their overall development. Their ability to meet new people is like night and day from when they started this program until now." Mr. Perich 2019

Adult Education & Training Center:
"My experience at YW3CA has been really great. The teachers are kind and the subjects are so much fun to learn. I love how fast I am learning!" Ms. Morant 2019
"YW3CA has been an important part of my life and my journey to pursuing my high school degree." Ms. Scott 2019
"In our class we get to share each other's cultures. I've gotten to known wonderful people here, and the teachers are the best." 2019

Foster Grandparent Program:
"My favorite part of working as a Foster Grandparent is interacting with the grade school children and seeing the results of joint efforts in helping them. Knowing that I have made a positive difference in a little one's life is why I'm involved in the program." Ms. Jackson 2019
"Being in this program has given me something to do instead of sitting at home doing nothing. I love when my student reads to me." Ms. Nixon 2019
"My favorite part about being a grandparent is getting to work with young children. Knowing that I am needed is a reason to get up in the morning. I am so thankful for that." Ms. Leroy 2019