Breaking Barriers. Empowering Women. Changing our World. It’s Time!
YWCA Columbus — and YWCAs nationwide — operate from a mission that calls us to reduce the barriers that women, particularly women of color face. These barriers are ones that become especially evident once a woman is pregnant.
A woman’s economic stability is paramount when she is also a caregiver and provider for a young family. By empowering the women who care for young children, we’re also empowering a healthy and equitable start to life – something every mother and child deserves.
That’s why, together with our partners at Groundwork Ohio and the Ohio Council of YWCAs, we are lifting up voices, empowering mothers and families, and calling for a change in our state. Join us.
» Here’s why we’re teaming up with groundwork Ohio.
Join the More for Moms, Better for Families educational campaign: September 12-16
When you register below, you will receive five days of information, insights, and data about some of the many factors impacting motherhood and early childhood development including finances, education, health, and housing.
We also welcome you to share your stories about how becoming a parent and managing a family has impacted you. Your perspective matters. Your voice matters.
Thank you for participating in empowering Ohio’s mothers, children, and families!
The Alignment of Our Mission and Groundwork Ohio’s Mission
The mission of Groundwork Ohio is to champion high-quality early learning and healthy development strategies from the prenatal period to age five, that lay a strong foundation for Ohio kids, families, and communities.
This mission is complementary to our Advocacy Agenda. YWCA Columbus boldly states that all children deserve access to high-quality afterschool and other youth development programs, and their families represented in the policymaking process. And, as part of our mission to empower women and eliminate racism, an important area of focus is to support pregnant women and mothers of young children.
As such, our two organizations are great strategic allies in this work. Join us.
Groundwork Ohio is elevating the voices of Ohio families.
Add Your Voice
» Share your story on social media, too, with the hashtag #More4Moms.