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About Us

YWCA Van Wert County
• Located in Van Wert in the 5th Congressional District of Ohio
• Provides fitness and athletics; racial justice and civil rights; children's and family development; housing; and domestic violence and safety services to 1,302 women, 271 girls, and 235 boys and men each year
• 22% of the people we serve live at or below the federal poverty level, and 10% are people of color
• We have 50 employees, 117 volunteers, and generate $623,154 in gross revenue to serve our community
• Across our state, there are 15 YWCAs reaching 82,775 women, girls and family members

Federal Funding Makes a Difference in Our Community
• We rely on $363,872 in VOCA funding to provide services in our community.
• We also rely on funding from the Ohio Department of Education and Nutrition Services to provide programs and services.
• With these federal funds, we have been able to address childhood hunger in our community.
• We also rely on local, state, and private funding from local foundations, private donations, state agencies, and the United Way.

YWCA’s National Reach
YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. Today, our more than 50,000 employees and volunteers in 216 local associations across 47 states and the District of Columbia help over 2 million women, girls, and their family members each year.

In the FY 2018 budget, please protect and fully fund these vital programs and funding streams that are making a difference in your community!

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