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What We Do

YWCA Lower Cape Fear is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We’ve been at the forefront of the biggest issues of the day for over 100 years; working to improve the lives of women, girls, and communities of color through advocacy, local programming and services.

Today we carry out our mission in several ways:

Programming and Services

  • Advocacy & Racial Justice Education
  • Economic Advancement of Women
  • Family Support & Empowerment
  • Childcare and Afterschool Programming
  • Flow Motion Fitness for Survivors of Breast Cancer
  • Aquatics Programs

Special Initiatives and Signature Events

  • Stand Against Racism
  • Week Without Violence
  • Women of Achievement Awards

Advocacy and Lobbying for Policies that Eliminate Racism and Empower Women

Pillars of Service

We are committed to helping individuals, organizations, and companies in the Lower Cape Fear region improve race relations and find ways to eliminate racism through constructive dialogue and meaningful action.


What’s Wrong With Different?

Stand Against Racism

Potluck for Peace

We support women’s efforts to build a strong foundation through educational assistance, job training, and short-term & long-term planning skills.


New Choices

We offer quality, affordable and accessible early childhood education that assists adults in moving towards economic independence and provides children with culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate activities that enable children to succeed in school.


Early Learning Academy

After School

Summer Camp


We advocate and offer support for families that assist them in moving towards economic independence, connect them to resources, help them overcome obstacles, and empower them to strengthen and grow together.


Grandparent Support Network

Early Parenthood Program of Columbus County

We help to improve and strengthen the health habits of our members and their families through accessible, fun, and flexible aquatics programs.


Flow Motion

Barracudas Swim Team

Swim Lessons

Water Aerobics

Y Dub Tri Club

Lifeguarding & Recertification Classes

We continuously work to meet the rising needs of our community and highlight initiatives that support our mission.


Purple Purse Challenge

Women of Achievement Awards

Week Without Violence