History

Members of CABLE Nashville gather at the YWCA
Nashville Cable Leadership 1981 Front row : L-R Ruth Johnson, Pam Brown, Lydia Cox, Billye Sanders, Margaret Behm, Mimi Wallace Back row: Jean Schmidt and Barbara Faughn.

The voice of women in Nashville for over 120 years

For 123 years, the YWCA has helped women, girls and families in Nashville build safer, more self-sufficient lives. We are constantly monitoring the challenges of social change, developing programs and services to meet the evolving needs of women and their families. Our Blue Triangle Branch was a leader in this area. Read more about that here.

We have met the challenges faced by women during each era in our history, and we will continue to adapt as new challenges arise.

To learn more about our history, read Women Helping Women: The YWCA of Nashville by Carole Stanford Bucy, available at the Metro Nashville Public Library.

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