YWCA of Calgary
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The YWCA (Young Women''s Christian Association) has been a vital piece of Calgary''s social and economic fabric since 1910. Its long history in the community and connection to YWCAs across the country and around the world, are reasons why the YWCA is considered a leader in Calgary, protecting the city''s most vulnerable people. Breaking the cycles of domestic violence, poverty and homelessness are at the heart of its mission and mandate. Both staff and volunteers are committed to social change and work to build a healthy community by building strength and capacity in families. Since 1910, more than 100,000 women, children and men in Calgary have received support from the YWCA. In fact, the YWCA of Calgary was the first organization in the community to establish a men''s counselling program, a model now adopted by other organizations locally and nationally.