With the help of our board of trustees, YWCA Columbus has adopted a courageous advocacy and engagement agenda, because we know that programming alone is not enough; we need policy changes to help us fulfill our mission now and over the long-term. Our agenda includes increasing the number of affordable housing units and programs that stabilize households, removing the barriers that racism and inequity create, increasing economic mobility for women and people of color, and investments in young women and children.


2018-2019 Advocacy Agenda

Social Justice

• Community/police relations
• Human trafficking
• Domestic Violence


• Increase the availability of affordable housing
• Reform local eviction policies and practices
• Tax incentives policy encouraging
mixed-income neighborhoods
(Legislation passed 7/30/18)
• Increase opportunities for home ownership

Economic Empowerment

• Pay equity
• Living wage
• Benefits cliff
• Eliminate barriers to
business ownership

Show Up and Speak Up

At YWCA Columbus we truly believe that we all have to speak up and show up. We must act boldly and confront big problems so that we can build a more equitable community—changing policy not just delivering programs. We need you to be with us and take a stand for dignity.

Learn more about YWCA USA’s Advocacy Agenda!