YWCA Mahoning Valley

YWCA Mahoning Valley is a non-profit social service organization that has been meeting the needs of women, children, and families since 1904. YWCA Mahoning Valley is the result of the merger of YWCA Warren and YWCA Youngstown, bringing more than 200 years of combined expertise to serving the women, children, and families of the Mahoning Valley.

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

How You Can Help

Community members can make a positive impact on the YWCA Mahoning Valley through monetary donations or by volunteering their time.

Because of the merger, the YWCA’s website will be undergoing a change. For now, donors can go to YWCA.org/Youngstown to make a donation online, or by check payable to YWCA and mailed to 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, OH 44513.

Donors can call the YWCA at 330 746 6361 or visit the YWCA’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/YWCAMahoningValley. Donations of $100 or more can be made online through the Youngstown Foundation at YoungstownFoundation.org, which will increase the amount by 5%. Select YWCA Mahoning Valley and enter the amount.

Although volunteer opportunities aren’t always available, the President and CEO Leah Merritt encourages interested parties to contact the YWCA and let staff know how they would like to help, she says, whether full or part time.

“We can usually figure something out that we need help with,” Merritt says. “There’s opportunities with our committees, our events, as well as just little things like helping out the kids with reading or baby-rocking.”

Merger Gives YWCA Mahoning Valley Greater Impact

Merger Gives YWCA Mahoning Valley Greater Impact

By Jeremy Lydic YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- After more than a century of serving the needs of women in their respective cities, the YWCAs of Youngstown and Warren merged in May to form the YWCA Mahoning Valley – and that combination is already having a big impact. Pending a formal application...