YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
For 120 years, we have helped women, girls, and families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee build safer, more self-sufficient lives. We do this by operating the largest domestic violence shelter in Tennessee so adults and children fleeing abuse can heal. We empower youth to break down negative gender stereotypes through Girls Inc. and AMEND Together. We provide the tools needed to become successful in work and life through Dress for Success and our Family Literacy Center. Our programs are FREE to the thousands of people we serve each year and are offered to everyone.
If you are in danger, need to speak with an advocate, or have general questions about domestic violence, please call the YWCA’s 24-hour Crisis & Support Helpline:
Who We Are
We are one of the oldest & largest nonprofits in Middle TN focused on the needs of women & families.
We are deeply committed to working on issues of gender, economic & racial justice.
What We Do
We help women, girls and families build safer, more self-sufficient lives. Our free programs focus on domestic violence prevention and intervention, youth development, and tools for success.
We can't do our important work without dedicated volunteers, supporters, donors, and advocates. Learn how you or your organization can join the mission to eliminate racism and empower women.