About Us

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What is YShop?

YShop is an online store managed by the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. YShop offers a curated selection of goods and services, where a portion of each purchase goes to benefit the YWCA and the communities that they support.

The Vision

YShop gives you the opportunity to buy the things you love, and to spread love through the things you buy. YShop is a place where consumers can make great purchases with their hard-earned dollars while helping make real positive changes in the world. We call this the “Power of the Purse.” We can harness the powerful force of consumerism and use it to empower our local communities.

About YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

As a leading association of the YWCA USA, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, founded 145 years ago, is the oldest and largest women’s organization in the region. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago recognizes that the health of our communities relies on three critical priorities for women and families:

Achieving Freedom from Violence

Accessing Quality Education and Training

Obtaining Economic Sustainability

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We work to address these issues in Chicago and seek to be a global role model for helping women transition from surviving to thriving. The broad scope of services includes:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Individual, Family and Group Counseling
  • Violence Prevention Education
  • Business, Financial Management and Career Services
  • Services Aimed to Address the Quality & Affordability of Early Childhood Services
  • Leadership Development
  • Racial Justice Advocacy