Rise with the YWCA

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is dedicated to eliminating racism, EMPOWERING WOMEN, and promoting peace, justice, FREEDOM, AND DIGNITY for all.  

We do this by:

Keeping women safe from domestic violence.
Empowering girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Teaching young men to respect women.
Dressing women for success.
Teaching women to excel through education.
Coming together in unity to stand against racism. 

You can help us uplift our local community and build awareness about these issues by getting involved. With your help, we can rise together.


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Your generous, tax-deductible donations help us improve the lives of women and girls in our community. Investing in our programs means women and girls are safe, educated, and given opportunities to succeed. 



Domestic Violence Services
We rise to empower domestic violence survivors to take control of their lives, while offering them safety and resources to ensure their self-sufficiency

AMEND Together
We rise together through our AMEND Together program to end the epidemic of violence against women and girls by empowering young men and boys to become catalyst for cultural change.

Girls, Inc.
We rise together to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold with our Girls Inc. program consisting of people, an environment, and programming that empowers girls to succeed. 

Dress for Success
We rise together with our Dress for Success initiative that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Family Literacy Center
We rise together with our Family Literacy Center to offer high quality, culturally sensitive, comprehensive family-centered programming to help families break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and illiteracy.

Stand Against Racism
For decades, the YWCA has been at the forefront of advocating for the rights and protections of women who dare to dream, lead, and change the world. From education to civic participation, we empower and embolden women across their lifespan, and across their differences to lead. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We will continue to work towards the elimination of racism wherever it exists.

Upcoming Events

Strike Out Violence

STRIKE OUT VIOLENCE is an annual bowling fundraiser that allows the YWCA to continue empowering domestic violence survivors to take control… Learn More

Vanderbilt Legends Charity Game

The Vanderbilt Legends Charity Softball Game is powered by New England Patriots star and Vandy alum Jordan Matthews. Jordan… Learn More

The AMEND Experience

The AMEND Experience is an annual event focused on teaching healthy masculinity to those who work with and can… Learn More

Academy for Women of Achievement

Each year, the YWCA honors a select group of women who are dedicated to improving our community and the lives of women, children, and… Learn More