Who We Are

We are a nonprofit organization with a rich history of 100 years of service in Hanover. Hanover has changed a great deal since our inception, and the programs and services we offer are in response to the current and projected needs of our community.

We are a service provider, a community convener, and advocates for peace, justice, freedom and dignity.  The YWCA is also a partner with other nonprofits, lawmakers, police departments, local school districts, service organizations, businesses, and neighbors.

Most of all, we are our mission. Every day, we work and strive to meet the tenets of the mission: Eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

What We’re Doing

YWCA Hanover operates quality child development programs for families with children ages 1 to 12 years old.  This includes summer Camp Phoenix, School Age Learning Academy for before and after school care, and toddler/preschool child development programs Monday through Friday, 6 am -6 pm.

The Safe Home domestic violence program offers free 24/7 services to victims of domestic violence. Victims receive safety planning, temporary housing, therapy, accompaniment to appointments and court, transportation to appointments, legal services, shelter referrals, and more. Advocates are also active in the community, presenting education programs to prevent domestic violence.

We continue to expand programs and services.  Here are a few programs and services we currently offer:

  • Child Development Programs
  • Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention
  • Girls Loving Life
  • Women’s Empowerment Programs and Events
  • Racial Justice Awareness