YWCA of Richmond

Our Mission

The YWCA of Richmond is a safe haven for those escaping from violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used by one individual intended to exert power and control over another individual in the context of an intimate or family relationship. Our mission is to provide equal opportunities and care for women, children and families of all ages, races and income. We are committed to giving victims of domestic and sexual violence rescue, recovery, and life-rebuilding programs; helping survivors of violence foster emotional, social, and economic stability; and to providing children quality opportunities for learning through our nationally-accredited Child Development Center.  


  • Child Care 
  • Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education - Other
  • Education - Parenting
  • Employment / Career Services
  • Helpline / Hotline
  • Information and Referrals
  • Legal / Law Issues
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shelters
  • Support Groups - Other


  • Adult women and children seeking to escape domestic violence


We've recently expanded from two emergency shelters to one crisis shelter and three transitional apartments (and more on the way). This means we can serve even more women and children, and help them return to a normal life. Our Child Development Center is growing, too. We've recently expanded to serve even more age groups.

Other Details

  • Accepts Volunteers: Yes, ages 18 and over
  • Ages: All
  • Fees: No

More Information

For more information please contact:

YWCA of Richmond
6 North 5th Street
Richmond  VA  23219-2239
Email the YWCA of Richmond
YWCA of Richmond Website

Primary Contact: Leigh Busby, Development & Outreach Manager

Phone: 804-643-6761
Hotline: 804-612-6126
Fax: 804-643-0734

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Service Definitions

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