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Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

YWCA Columbus has been serving Columbus, Ohio since 1886, pushing its residents to boldly stand up against injustices within our community and passionately protect the most vulnerable among us. In 1952, our organization chose to desegregate our swimming pool—the first to do so in Columbus. Since then, we have made it our goal to give our community the gift of “going first” time and time again – creating space to hash out issues, look for solutions, and march boldly toward equity for all.

We fulfill our mission and promote dignity for all by addressing urgent issues for today, discussing and planning how to solve these issues for tomorrow, and by fostering systemic change through courageous action and education to prevent issues from arising in the future.

What We Do