YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Company Information
- United States
About the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley: Established in 1905 to advocate for young women migrating to Pasadena and entering the workforce, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley, an independent 501(c)(3), has been a pioneering voice in its fight for racial, economic, and gender equality for over a century. From our pre-1920 racial integration plan to the early 1970s founding of the nation>s first Big Sister program and the area>s first rape hotline, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley has long been on the cutting edge of responding to the needs of women. Our mission is â€œeliminating racism and empowering women.â€ We serve over 1,000 community members annually in the Pasadena area, with special emphasis on low-income communities, women, youth, and minorities. While the YWCA has Christian roots, we are open to all, and our programs have no religious content.