Record Details

NGOYWCA (formerly Young Women's Christian Association) England and Wales
AddressYWCA, Clarendon House, 52 Cornmarket St, Oxford, OX1 3EJ
Telephone01865 304200
Background InformationYWCA works with young women who are vulnerable due to poverty, abuse, or discrimination, providing support and opportunities in 18 local centres. As such, YWCA is similar to, but separate from, YMCA. YWCA was founded by nineteenth century Christian social reformers Miss Emma Robarts and Mrs Arthur Kinnard, although it is no longer an explicitly Christian organisation. In 2002, YWCA became the organisation's official name, rather than simply an acronym. In 2003, YWCA Scotland split from YWCA Great Britain to become an independent organisation. The latter body continues as an umbrella for the England and Wales, and Scotland, branches. Source:
Year Created1855
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesYoung Women's Christian Association; YWCA of Great Britain
Related OrganisationsYWCA Scotland; YWCA of Great Britain; World YWCA
KeywordsChildren and young people; Christianity; Equality, discrimination and prejudice; Gender; Housing and homelessness; Poverty and social exclusion (UK); Recreation & sport; Violence and abuse (individuals).
Last Edited ByJRM at 21/08/2007 15:32:58