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


Our goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate advocacy for women through quality services and community activism.

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The YWCA is on a mission to provide a comprehensive support system for women and teen girls facing systemic life challenges that include but are not limited to sex-trafficking, bullying, teen pregnancy, counseling, crime, racial justice and securing living-wage jobs.


Meet Tiara, a young woman choosing ACTION

Have you met Tiara? She’s just one of the 5,018 teen girls and women we have served in 2019. Tiara came into the program to be served and now serves as a mentor to other teen girls through the Young…

2019 Board of Directors

President – Laurie McGehee Vice President – Angelique Feaster Evans Treasurer – Marsha Millican Secretary – Kate Pedrotty Arielle Clark Penny Durham Tara Hammack  Hillary George Anne Jenkins Judy Lenert Judy Madison Nell Shehee Erica Thomas Valerie Thomas-White Melva Williams,…

Dialogue on Race

From time to time the YWCA in Northwest Louisiana will be offering the Dialogue on Race Louisiana Original Series. Each Original Series session, except for the first one, is a structured, two-hour weekly dialogue limited to 10 to 15 participants….

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Get ready for our Women Who Care, Share luncheon

YWCA NWLA is pleased to announce Pamela Brown will be the keynote speaker for its fifth annual Women Who Care, Share luncheon. The luncheon is slated for Thursday, August 22, 2019. As a special agent with DEA, Pamela’s work included…

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