YWCA Haverhill – A Voice for Women and Girls
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  • The YWCA inspires confidence in women

  • The YWCA is a place to turn for so many women and their families who need a helping hand.

  • Our YWCA GEMS group helps teens explore the world around them in a great atmosphere

  • The YWCA serves children year round in our After and Out-of-School programs.

  • YWCA programs help young girls make good choices

YWCA Haverhill was founded in 1891 to support women and their children. Today, we serve women, children and families  from Greater Haverhill providing domestic violence and sexual assault services and school-age programming for youth ages 5 to 17.  A division of the YWCA of Greater Lawrence, we are an affiliate of the YWCA USA, the nation’s oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization working for social and economic change.

 

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

 

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Domestic Violence Services

We provide crucial  support to domestic and/or sexual violence survivors and their families, while also offering comprehensive services to survivors of all ages of abuse and violence.
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Camp Y-Wood

A fun, outdoor summer day camp for children ages 5 – 13.  Located on Captain’s Pond in nearby Salem, NH, camp is on a sprawling 22-acre compound with swimming, boating, sports, arts & nature offerings, and so much more!
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GEMS Group for Teens

GEMS [Girls Empowered Means Success] is a group designed for teen girls age 14 to 17 to get together in a safe, open atmosphere to discuss issues crucial to their lives, including healthy relationships and safe dating.
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After School Program

Our After and Out-of-School programs serve children 5 to 14, and provide a safe, enriching and fun environment where children have activities and field trips throughout the year.
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Recent News & Events

New Residential Housing

We are currently working to provide additional housing for homeless women who are not living with their children.  Plans to renovate the third floor of our building are underway now.  Read More

 

 

Court Advocates

As part of our DV offerings, we have staff who sit at the District Court in Haverhill every day the court is open.  Court Advocates help women with restraining orders and other related support.  Read More

Moving Beyond DV

Watch ‘Breaking the Cycle‘ and learn how YW programs work together to help prevent and deal with domestic violence; and watch ‘Leidy’s Story‘ about one woman’s journey to escape domestic violence and move toward economic independence and hope.
Breaking the Cycle