Young Women's Christian Association button

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Title

Young Women's Christian Association button

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The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) first met in New York City in 1858. While based in Christianity, the YWCA was more focused on social issues, initially affordable housing for working women. It later was active in the labor union movement and supporting race relations.

The YWCA of Richmond, the South’s oldest chapter, formed in 1887 and soon opened a boarding house. It later established a day nursery, kindergarten, gymnasium and Travelers Aid Society.

The Phyllis Wheatley Branch of the Richmond YWCA, found in 1912, was one of the first African-American chapters in the United States. Today, the YWCA of Richmond educates about domestic and sexual violence. It operates women’s emergency shelters and a child development center.

Creator

Ehrman

Source

The Valentine (Gift of the Estate of Miss Rosa B. Hexter)

Date

1916

Contributor

The Valentine

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Citation

Ehrman, “Young Women's Christian Association button,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 12, 2017, http://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/212.