The 34th Annual Women of Achievement Celebration will be held on March 30, 2017 at Glen Sanders Mansion.
If you would like to nominate an outstanding woman in our community, please click for forms (pdf) or (word).
If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please click here for the forms.


A group of YWCA NorthEastern NY board members, staff, and friends attended the sister Women’s March in Seneca Falls on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Click here to like our facebook page to see more pictures from the day as well as to keep up-to-date on information and events happening at the YW.

100% Free Tax Preparation at the YWCA VITA site located at:
600 McClellan St, Schenectady, NY

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays 9am-12pm
Wednesday and Thursdays 4pm-7pm
Super Saturdays Feb 11, March 25, and April 15 from  9am-3pm

Click the picture to the right for more information.
Dial 2-1-1 to make an appointment now.

Thank you to all who visited the 2016 Festival of Trees!


Thank you to all who attended the 128th Annual Meeting! To view the 2015 Annual Report, please click here.


Since its beginnings in 1888, the YWCA NorthEastern NY (NENY) has been a constant innovator in providing programs and services to meet the changing needs in the community. The YWCA NENY is a charter member of the YWCA USA, the oldest and largest women’s membership organization.  The two main program service areas of the YWCA NENY are: Youth & Family Services:

  • Early Learning Centers offer full-day daycare. Both sites, Washington Ave & Schenectady County Community College, are NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited and NYS licensed early childhood education centers. 
  • The Innovative Program component offers comprehensive health & fitness programs, both land and water based. 
  • The ENCORE – Take Charge of Your Health program offers breast education programs for women. 
  • The CASH component, Creating Assets, $avings and Hope provides tax preparation through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites and financial education services.

  Women & Family Services:

  • Domestic Violence Programs provide a 24-hour Hotline, shelter for battered victims and their children, individual and group counseling and advocacy services. 
  • Each year, approximately 200 homeless and/or very low-income women call the YWCA NENY “home” through the Housing ProgramSupport services for the women include advocacy, counseling, support groups, information and referrals, health and recreation opportunities and an emergency food pantry and clothing closet. 
  • The YES – YWCA Employment Services component is a workforce development program designed to assist domestic violence victims and homeless/formerly homeless women in obtaining employment and education.