The YWCA Madison is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1909. The mission of the YWCA is the Elimination of Racism and the Empowerment of Women. We are committed to self-determined social change for women of all racial, ethnic and economic groups. The YWCA provides leadership in our community, nation and world in the struggle for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. The YWCA Madison is committed to providing safe, affordable housing, emergency shelter for homeless families, Racial Justice programming, education and training to ensure economic security, safe transportation solutions, and enrichment programs for girls to grow healthy, strong, and confident.