YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom for all. It is the purpose of the YWCA Ulster County to serve women throughout their lifetimes. Our goal is to facilitate the empowerment of women and families by increasing their educational, economic, political, legal and social opportunities; and to advocate for racial justice and human rights. We shall reflect the diversity of our community, and be open to ALL as advocates of justice, knowledge and equality. We shall provide a source of energy and empowerment. We shall be a safe haven for growth and learning. And, we shall strive for a world free of racism and sexism. By our services we shall offer hope for the future, build tomorrow's leaders and nurture women and their families
towards self sufficiency; by our actions we shall endeavor to build and maintain a public trust.