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.


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2020 Board of Directors

Hillary George, President Arielle Clark, Vice President Erin Peterson, Secretary Marsha Millican, Treasurer Elizabeth Mendell Carmody Katherine Stringer Davis Penny Durham Angelique Feaster Evans Tara Hammack Anne Selber Jenkins Judy Madison Cheryl McGee Laurie McGehee Kate Pedrotty Nell Shehee Erica Thomas Valerie Thomas-White Melva Williams, PhD…

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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‚Äôs work included…

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