YWCA Carlisle & Cumberland County serves everyone living in Cumberland County. Many of our programs focus on empowering women and girls, but we support all members of the community in need, regardless of gender or gender identity.

Our programs include

  • Preschool for children aged 2½-5 years of age. Scholarships are available.
  • Sexual Assault Rape Crisis Services, including a 24-hour hotline for survivors who are in crisis – 1-888-727-2877
  • Racial Justice Programming
  • 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge: 21-days to form new habits, a gathering of adults working towards racial equity.
  • Martin’s Mission: free celebration for kids in kindergarten – 5th grades on Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
  • Moving Circles: creating caring and learning through conversation. Monthly meetings.
  • Rise Book Club: gathering women who want to learn to be agents of change through monthly book club.
  • Youth Leadership Conference: annual conference empowering Central PA’s High School students through conversations about racial equity.

Community Impact Programming

  • Club Cosmic: for girls in 3rd-5th See how learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is out of this world!
  • Girl Power!: Award-winning empowerment program for middle and high-school girls.
  • Girl Power! LEADS: for teens – Lead, Empower, Advocate, Develop, Serve. Empowering the Leaders of tomorrow.
  • Girl Power! Reads: Connecting middle and high-school girls to BIPOC authors and each other.
  • Girl Power! Leads the Future: helping middle school girls see their potential as leaders of the future.
  • Growing Opportunities at Grandview Court: Student Opportunities and Resources (SOAR) for kids in kindergarten – 5th Mentorship, tutoring and learning support. Digital Literacy for adults, children and families.
  • Storytellers: Literacy and reading support for elementary aged students.

Check out our programs for kids

See Youth Programs