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YWCA Of Northwest Louisiana 

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women by providing vital programs for the northwest Louisiana community. Located at the YWCA Women's Resource Center in Shreveport, these programs include trauma counseling, victim assistance, teen empowerment, economic empowerment, parenting and racial justice. The YWCA also operates a resale shop Fab Finds, to raise funds to support its programs and operations.


The YWCA has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements for more than 160 years — from women’s empowerment and civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention and health care.

Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 106 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States.

More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights in Congress.

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Our Programs

Our programs

Women Colleagues

Restart Program

The Restart Program offers assistance designed to empower women impacted economically by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click here to register for the program!

Online Class

YW Strive

YW Strive works in conjunction with the Restart program and builds on traditional economic empowerment programming to provide women with the basic digital skills needed to gain sustainable employment.

Young Women with Backpacks


The LEAD program is designed to empower pre-teen and teen girls by focusing on three areas: Leadership, Empowerment, and Development. 


Nurturing Parenting Program

The Nurturing Parenting Program provides family-centered trauma-informed classes designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and

child-rearing practices. 

Therapy Session

Trauma Counseling Services

Professional individual counseling is available for women and teen girls who are or have been victims of crime and may be experiencing trauma.

Library Tutor


Advocacy and support services are provided to women 62 and older who have been victims of crime

All Hands In

Racial Justice

Let's Chat and Chew sessions are held monthly virtually and in-person when possible. Community and online forums on various topics relating to race and racism are also led by the YWCA and local trained facilitators and experts. 


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