YWCA Glendale and Pasadena

Eliminating Racism. Empowering Women.

aka YWCA Glendale   |   Glendale, CA   |  www.ywcagp.org

Mission

YWCA Glendale and Pasadena is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Our programs include a 24/7 Crisis Hotline, a 16-bed Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter, a Domestic Violence Community Services Center that provides case management, legal services, adult and child counseling, trauma informed childcare, and housing navigation support, a Violence Prevention Education and Outreach Program, a Girls Empowerment Program that offers after school programming, summer camp and STEAM education workshops and mentorship, and Racial Justice Education and Policy Advocacy.

Ruling year info

1940

Chief Executive Officer

Tara Peterson

Main address

735 E. Lexington Dr.

Glendale, CA 91206 USA

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Formerly known as

YWCA Glendale

EIN

95-1644057

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. We organize our work with a three program pillar that addresses the most pressing needs of women and girls in our community: ending gender based violence, empowering girls, and advancing racial justice. We deliver direct social services and advocate for just and equitable public policies that will help change conditions that give rise to the need for our services. By harnessing the potential of every woman, YWCA Glendale and Pasadena brings real change to the fight for gender equality and racial justice. These are the building blocks for a world where social justice exists for all.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Domestic Violence, Girls' Empowerment and Racial Justice Programming

YWCA Glendale and Pasadena serves over 5,000 individuals each year through our three program pillars: ending gender based Violence, empowering girls, and advancing racial justice. Our programs include a 24/7 Crisis Hotline, a 16-bed Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter, a Domestic Violence Community Services Center that provides case management, legal services, adult and child counseling, trauma informed childcare, and housing navigation support, a Violence Prevention Education and Outreach Program, a Girls Empowerment Program that offers after school programming, summer camp and STEAM education workshops and mentorship, and racial justice education and policy advocacy.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Women and girls
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of campers enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Domestic Violence, Girls' Empowerment and Racial Justice Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Domestic Violence, Girls' Empowerment and Racial Justice Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

5-Year Vision
By 2023, YWCA Glendale and Pasadena will have appropriate facilities, infrastructure and revenue to advance our mission and sustain our operations. We will strengthen our full spectrum of programs and services to support survivors of domestic violence and promote the safety, health, and well-being of women, girls and families.

Ensure the quality of domestic violence intervention and prevention programs and increase existing resources to address needs of women, children and families seeking to achieve self-sufficiency and a life free from violence.

Define and elevate YWCA Glendale and Pasadena’s role in community action and public policy that advances economic security, promotes equality and human rights and improves safety and wellness for women, children and families.

Goal 1: Enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency of staffing, facilities and systems.
Develop and execute a staffing and infrastructure plan to support goals.
Implement best practices in nonprofit board of directors structure, roles and systems.
Goal 2: Strengthen our financial vitality to achieve our goals and create new revenue generation opportunities to advance our mission.
Build fundraising capacity to increase unrestricted funding.
Increase and diversify revenue sources to achieve a greater balance of contributed and earned income.
Explore opportunities to develop facility to advance our mission and strengthen our organization.
Goal 3: Ensure the quality of DV intervention and prevention programs and increase existing resources to address needs of women, children and families seeking to achieve self-sufficiency and a life free from violence.
Develop and strengthen strategic partnerships to expand our capacity in key areas (e.g. legal, employment, education and prevention, housing, sexual assault and trafficking victims)
Expand domestic violence prevention programs to shift cultural beliefs and attitudes
Build Domestic Violence Program infrastructure, resources and capacity to enhance quality and expand reach of services
Goal 4: Define and elevate role in community action and public policy that advances safety and wellness for women, children and families.
Design and implement a policy advocacy agenda, participate in advocacy initiatives, and train key stakeholders.
Goal 5: Promote racial and gender equity through partnerships, existing programs or new programs, services or advocacy opportunities.
Reinforce our brand identity as an advocacy organization and develop strategic messaging to engage new stakeholders.

For over 96 years, the YWCA has been at the forefront of developing programs and solutions to address women and girls' most critical needs. Founded in 1926 by 15 prominent Glendale women to meet the health, recreational, and housing needs of single women, our programs have continued to evolve over the years. We launched our Domestic Violence programming in 1979 and now operate a Domestic Violence Community Resource Center at our headquarters at 735 Lexington Drive and in March 2020 expanded our domestic violence shelter to now house 16 survivors. In 2010, we began summer camp programming for youth that has since expanded to year-round after school, summer camp, and monthly workshops and mentoring programming focused on STEAM Education and Violence Prevention. In 2020, we formally launched our Racial Justice programming with the formation of the Coalition for an Anti-Racist Glendale and our inaugural 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge campaign. In 2021, after a year of jointly producing Girls’ Empowerment Programs with YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley, both organizations officially joined forces to streamline operations and programming, under YWCA Glendale’s leadership. As the parent organization in the new subsidiary structure, we changed our name to YWCA Glendale and Pasadena in March 2021. Our leadership team brings a collective 75 years of executive and program management to our work, operating a $3.6M organization with 24/7 services.

Over the last June -July 2020/2021 fiscal year, YWCA Glendale and Pasadena accomplished the following:

ENDING GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
85 survivors sheltered
3,514 nights of safe shelter and supportive services provided
1,593 hotline calls answered, providing safety planning, support, and connection to community resources and safe shelter
457 survivors served with wrap around services
432 individual counseling sessions provided to adults
176 adult survivors received case management services
103 support groups were provided to adult survivors
43 sessions of EMDR psychotherapy provided to children
30 adult survivors received legal services for restraining orders, immigration relief, and divorce, child custody and support
Over $137,000 in emergency financial support was distributed to 163 families served at the YWCA to cover key expenses as they rebuild their new lives, free from violence.
96 Community Members completed the 40-hour domestic violence counselor advocate training

GIRLS' EMPOWERMENT
61 girls completed Safe Dates Violence Prevention workshops
208 girls participated in our Girls' Empowerment Programs
32 weeks of Girls' Circle After School Programming provided
23 Tech GYRLS workshops provided
12 Performing Arts Workshops provided through Antaeus Theater
5 weeks of Camp Rosie Summer Camp provided

ADVANCING RACIAL JUSTICE
2,498 individuals participated in educational programs and campaigns
1,878 participants in inaugural 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Campaign
1 Stand Against Racism event on STOP AAPI Hate held
Passage of Historic Sundown Town Resolution in September 2020
Approval of Proposed Tenant Landlord Advisory Body for City of Glendale/Glendale Housing Authority

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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YWCA Glendale and Pasadena

Board of directors
as of 1/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jessica Firts

Kilter

Term: 2021 - 2023

Jessica First

Kilter LA

Silvana Arzeno Toledo

Collab & Play

Shushan Barsegyan

Full Circle Business Law

TC Kim

Korean American Foundation of Glendale

Richard Bennett

Retired, FCI Systems Corporation

Anita Chan

City National Bank

Mane Khachatryan

Donald Schweitzer Law Partners

Seda Khojayan

Law Offices of Shaun Khojayan & Associates

Priscilla Muschamp

SSL Robotics

Ayana Rose

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

Alexa Rousso

Upholder Consulting

Taline Saad

Opulent Construction

Rosie Ter-Matevosyan

Merill Lynch

Jill Welton

Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/01/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data