YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women and Girls
  • The YWCA is a place to turn for so many women and their families who need a helping hand.

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

  • YWCA programs help young girls make good choices

The YWCA would like to thank the Women’s Fund of Essex County for recently awarding us with a grant for $6,000 to be used towards our Women’s Health Services. If you would like to make a donation to help our many causes, click here.








The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts [formerly YWCA of Greater Lawrence] was founded in 1892 to provide safe housing, job training and support to women moving from rural communities and overseas to work in area mills and shops. Today, a thriving social change agency, we serve more than 15,000 women, children and families from throughout Merrimack Valley, Essex County and Southern NH every year. We are an affiliate of the YWCA USA, the nation’s oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization working for social and economic change.


Thank you for joining us for the 38th Annual Tribute to Women. To donate, click here. To purchase raffle tickets, click here.

The YWCA is proud to announce our 38th Tribute to Women Honorees!

Erika Hemingway, On-Air Radio Host, North Shore 104.9

Erina McWilliam-Lopez, Consultant, Producer & Local Correspondent, Impact Experience, 1623 Studios and Bliss Bites

Kira Morehouse, Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, AVP, Enterprise Bank

Brittney Sousa, Special Education Teacher, Softball Coach, City of Methuen

Angela Bautista, Director of Transportation, Youth Development Organization, Inc.

Melissa Rodrigues, North Andover Town Manager

Allison Dolan-Wilson, VP Institutional Advancement Northern Essex Community College

Chandra Webb, Director, Drug Product Regulatory Strategy Lead, Pfizer

Karla Zevallos, Equity & Inclusion Specialist, US & Global Commercial Business, Takeda

Dr. Lygia Soares, Executive Director, Merrimac Heights Academy

Maria Arias, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, Elder Services

Sharon Mason, Development Director, Groundwork Lawrence

Jeanette Rivera, Administrative Assistant, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Dr. Stephanie Patel, Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Care Dimensions

Deborah Wilson, President & CEO, Lawrence General Hospital

Dr. Zandra Kelley, Chief Medical Officer, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Julie Abbott, Director of Nursing Operations, Holy Family Hospital

Susan Howell, Marketing Director, Howell Custom Building Group

Savinelli Williams, Owner, Managing Director, AFC Urgent Care

Aubrie Campbell, Rental Assistance Coordinator, City of Haverhill

Jamill Martinez, Director of Network Organizing, Lawrence Community Works

Mayara Reis, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Black & Brown Voices, Inc.


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


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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 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

We just ended camp session at our summer day camp in Salem, NH.  A fun, relaxing environment, kids were able to be kids, and learned to swim, boat, hike and discover themselves in a beautiful, natural setting.  Complete information and all details are available, so check it out!
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Prevention Services

We offer an expansive list of education presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics on sexual assault and domestic violence to community, civic, business, and educational groups. Read More

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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

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.
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