Where is the YWCA of Queens located?
YWCA of Queens is located in the city of Flushing, in the county of Queens. Our address is 42-07 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, New York, 11355.
Is the YWCA of Queens and its local associations only for women?
YWCA was founded on the focus of women’s needs and issues. However, YWCA of Queens offer diverse services to young adults, adults, and senior citizens regardless of their demographic. Our mission is to eliminate racism and empower all individuals in need. YWCAs recognize the role men play in eliminating racism and empowering women.
What is the purpose of the YWCA of Queens?
Eliminating racism and empowering women is the mission of YWCA. YWCA of Queens aim to serve the needs of our increasingly diverse community members—much of our community members are integrating into a new culture. We serve these low-income individuals and immigrants by providing the resources to overcome key issues—language, cultural, and professional barriers. YWCA of Queens also engage with the community to actively advocate for these individuals’ rights and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all..
How many people do you serve?
Through our programs, workshops and events, we serve approximately 2,600 individuals annually.
When was the YWCA of Queens founded?
The YWCA of Queens was founded in 1978, in response to the rapidly growing Korean immigrant community. It was founded by nine women from the YWCA Korea to help young parents care for their children and adjust to a new culture. Initially starting out as an after school program, they realized the needs for additional programs—including recreational activities for seniors and educational services to aid individuals with professional growth and economic sufficiency.
Is the YWCA of Queens a “social services” agency?
Yes. YWCA of Queens provides services to meet the needs of low-income individuals and immigrants in the community. We provide ESL program, HSE program, and Women to Work Program to promote education and job development. Y Evergreen Care provides health services for those who face language and cultural barriers. We also have a licensed Navigator on staff who provides aid to those applying for The Affordable Care Act. We also provide a variety of arts, cultural, fitness programs.
Does the YWCA of Queens provide educational programs?
Yes, YWCA of Queens offer adult ESL classes, HSE and Pre-HSE classes, computer literacy classes, and career and job training workshops and counseling.
Does the YWCA of Queens provide programs for senior citizens?
Yes. YWCA of Queens has a variety of programs for seniors. Housed under the Center for Seniors, Arts & Culture, the Y Evergreen School has served more than 10,000 participants since inception. The Y Evergreen School provides education & recreation with the goal to build a healthy and supportive environment that enhances the quality of life for seniors. The Y Evergreen Choir, which comprises over 60 senior immigrant women, has been deemed a goodwill ambassador of our community and the YWCA of Queens.
How is the YWCA of Queens structured?
YWCA of Queens is a local association of YWCA. YWCA (Young Women Christian Association) is an international organization with more than 300 local associations across the U.S. Supported by the Board of Directors, sponsors, and donors from companies, foundations, and individuals from the community, YWCA of Queens staff is continuously working to expand its services.