The YWCA West Central Michigan has been a place of hope, healing, and renewal since 1900. Today, our services work to address the issues of violence against women and children which undermine individuals, families, and our community. With comprehensive services, participation in community-based solutions and ongoing education, our vision is a community that demonstrates a commitment to creating a nurturing, violence-free environment for women and children. The YWCA's services are integrated to address the whole of a person's experience. Whether you are hoping to enroll in Girls Inc. or are a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse, the entire range of our services are available to you as appropriate. Unless it is noted next to a specific service on this website, a court-order is not required in order to find the help you need here.
For the year ended September 30, 2016, YWCA West Central Michigan's program expenses were:
Total Program Services Expenses:
Total Program Expenses:
Chief Executive Officer:
Caroline Blinkhorn, CEO
Chair of the Board:
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Fifth Third Bank Western Michigan
Paid Staff Size:
45 full time and 34 part time
Fund raising methods include: Direct Mail Appeals, Invitations to Fund Raising Events, Print Advertisements, Grant Proposals, Internet, Planned Giving Arrangements, and Membership Appeals.
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
According to YWCA West Central Michigan's Audited financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2016:
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