Who We Are

YWCA Mohawk Valley is a nonsectarian membership organization founded in 1885 and incorporated in 1904. In 2016, we affected and helped more than 26,000 lives in the Mohawk Valley region through our life-saving services, support systems, and education programs. We provide our programs to all people working and living throughout both Herkimer and Oneida Counties.

Our life-changing and New York State certified programs and services include:

  • Domestic and sexual violence crisis services
  • Emergency and transitional housing for domestic violence survivors
  • Transitional housing support for homeless domestic violence survivors 18 and older
  • Residential services for adults and children
  • Violence prevention education
  • Community outreach
  • Support groups
  • One-on-One counseling services


We are:

  • The only provider of domestic and sexual violence crisis services in Oneida County.
  • The only provider of residential services to non-parenting homeless young women within a 50-mile radius of Utica, NY.
  • The only provider of transitional housing for homeless survivors of domestic violence in a five-county region of New York State.
  • The only organization that provides prevention education regarding child sexual abuse, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault in both Herkimer and Oneida counties.
  • The provider of sexual violence crisis services in Herkimer County.


We are proud to be affiliated with the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, YWCA has more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2 million members connected to 210 associations in the United States. For more information about YWCA USA, visit www.ywca.org.