Women are at the heart of the YWCA, whether it be domestic violence services, advocacy or programs and services for women and girls. The women-led organisation exists to help others, including families and communities. And they don’t run gyms – they’re not connected to the male-focussed YMCA in Adelaide.
Regional manager Jemma Taylor Cross, who came to the YWCA from a social worker background seven years ago, is passionate about helping others in her not-for-profit organisation.
As a body which provides advocacy, works to develop the leadership capacity of women and girls, and offers programs and services for women, families and youth to more than 250,000 people across Australia each year, the YWCA bats above its average.
The organisation has been operating internationally for more than 150 years, and is close to celebrating 130 years of operations in South Australia. That means it’s a global support network for women and girls, and there’s always someone, somewhere, willing to help or offer support.
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