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YWCA of Australia

Occupations
Community organisation
Alternative Names
  • Young Women's Christian Association (also known as)
Website
http://www.ywca.org.au/
Location
PO Box 1022 Dickson ACT 2602 Ph: (02) 6230 5150 Fax: (02) 6230 5156 e-mail: natoffice@ywca.org.au

Summary

The vision of the YWCA of Australia is of a fully inclusive world where peace, justice, freedom, human dignity, reconciliation and diversity are promoted and sustained through women's leadership.

The YWCA of Australia is a women's membership organisation nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for growth, leadership and empowerment in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. In Australia, the YWCA is represented in over 45 locations in all States and Territories, and currently delivers services to more than a quarter of a million women, men and children each year, throughout rural, regional and metropolitan Australia. The YWCAs of Australia provide services in youth; childcare; health; housing; emergency accommodation and travel accommodation.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.ywca.org.au/default.htm accessed 2004-05-24.

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Anne Heywood

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