Our Vision



Strengthened by the Christian faith and enriched by our worldwide membership of women and girls the YWCA Hunter Region exists to support, empower and connect women and families for a stronger community.

The Y Hunter is part of a national and international movement, a global network of women and girls, which promotes women’s leadership and gender equality. In the Hunter, the Y has been supporting and working with women and their families since 1880.

The World YWCA is a global network of women and young women leading social and economic change in over 120 countries. It advocates for peace, justice, human rights and care of the environment, and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women for over 150 years. The World YWCA develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face. Annually the network supports 25 million women and girls.

For over 125 years, YWCAs in Australia have been developing the next generation of women leaders, and providing services which meet the needs of women and girls, their families and communities. YWCAs in Australia provide strong leadership, mentoring and opportunities for women and girls; advocacy with government and programs and services that support women and girls, their families and communities.