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Founded in 1894, the YWCA of Seattle has provided services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, reduce violence and achieve equal opportunities for all people. Today, the YWCA of Seattle o King County o Snohomish County is a recognized community leader in providing effective, efficient and essential social services. Their mission is to advance the quality of life for women of all ages, races and faiths, and their families. Programs and services include:

-Ending and preventing homelessness
-Building self-sufficiency through employment and access to education
-Creating opportunities for youth, children and families
-Supporting women and children in recovery from domestic violence
-Gaining access to health care for the poor and uninsured

Two-Thirds of the YWCA’s over $30 million budget is dedicated to housing services and housing-related services. Ending and preventing homelessness is expected to remain a top priority for the YWCA.