YWCA GREATER AUSTIN

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 2015 S. IH35, Suite 110 Austin TX 78741 USA

Mission: YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Target demographics: empower every woman & girl
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2000 women and their families
Geographic areas served: the Greater Austin community
Programs: counseling & support services to women, their partners & children, support groups for women in detention and recovery centers, guidance and education to teen girls and boys, educational development for professionals, AND public dialogues on racism & discrimination.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The YWCA of Greater Austin helps women who are changing their lives who otherwise might not be served. Culturally sensitive services are offered to women and their families at an affordable cost.
I benefit from referrals to my independent practice and more importantly have taken continuing
education credits through the YWCA Greater Austin. I am able to receive ethics credits as well as learn new mental health practices from colleagues throughout the Austin area.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more grant money to serve even more underserved women.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The YWCA of Greater Austin has a stellar herstory of activating the Y 's mission with integrity and Grace. Their commitment and impact is integral to what makes Austin a great city. I am proud to have served as a Contractor for the YWCA of Greater Austin, and to have been served by it's programs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More funding for the organization.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The YWCA of Greater Austin provides culturally sensitive services to women and their families at very low cost. Its staff goes above and beyond to provide support and referral services to everyone who comes in contact with them. I highly recommend it to clients and everyone I know might need an agency like the YWCA.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I worked for the YWCA for about 4 years as their bilingual-therapist. I have worked in many other great non-profits in my experience as an LCSW but my experience at the YWCA Greater Austin was my best of all. Not only I got super clinical supervision from Pam Schott, LCSW; but I also witness first-hand the commitment and dedication of the Executive Director, Diana Gorham and the rest of the non-clinical and clinical staff. The YWCA Greater Austin makes a difference in people's lives by providing meaningful services to children and families at a very low cost. I was honored to be part of this organization as an employee in the past and as a volunteer in the present.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The YWCA is a vibrant part of the Austin community offering services to clients as well as trainings for professionals. I had the privilege of working there twenty years ago, which was life-changing for me as a staffer and I am still a fan and supporter. I continue to be amazed at all of the good work they accomplish with very little money. They have been at the forefront of helping women and their families through crises of all kinds and I hope they receive the recognition they deserve.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The YWCA is not only an impatcful, counseling asset to our community, but also a wonderful source of learnign and training to those wanting to make a difference. As a graduate student of psychology, I have had the privelege of taking continuing education seminars in which I am gaining skils I would not have otherwise learned in the classroom. I look forward to interning with the talented YWCA counselors this January and continuing to grow my relationship with this institution.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The YWCA of Greater Austin not only does a fantastic job of serving low income women, but also has a ground breaking program for women vets! They support the psychotherapy community by offering outstanding professional trainings on a monthly basis as well as coordinating the Somatic Experiencing trainings. There are not many agencies with the YWCA's level of out reach to both clients and therapists. I am proud to be a supporting member of the YWCA of Greater Austin and have benefited tremendously by participating in their professional programs!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending their professional trainings.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more funding to be able to offer additional programs.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

From my interactions with staff this is one non-profit that not only talks the supportive self care talk with clients and staff, but they walk the walk as well! It is an outstanding agency with dedicated staff from the very top on down.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The YWCA of Austin is an exceptional institution. They provide an array of effective and targeted interventions to low-income people from all backgrounds. I know this because many of my doctoral students do practicum placements where they get to see the power of clinical interventions out in the community. They also have a powerful, dynamic speaker/workshop series addressing multicultural issues and in this way serve to inform the community. I am enormously impressed by what they accomplish year in and year out.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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