For almost 146 years the YWCA has been in the business of securing women's rights around the world.

We have been here in Perth since 1920 making this our 94th year of providing services to the West Australian community and creating opportunities for women and girls to achieve their full potential.

YWCA of Perth offers scholarships each year to 4 young ladies from Lockridge Senior High School to assist them with the costs associated with their academic studies.

We also offer the Encore Program. Encore is an 8 week program designed specifically for women who have experienced breast cancer. Encore incorporates gentle exercise to help restore mobility, flexibility and confidence. Our program assists in boosting self-esteem, self-image and health & well-being.

Participation is free and is supported by the State Health Department.

YWCA Perth is proud to announce the acceptance of our Reconciliation Action Plan by Reconciliation Australia. This can be viewed on their website at

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The following locations have been confirmed for term One 2016. METRO: Riverton: Friday afternoons 1.30-3.30 starting on 12th February till 1st April Balga: Monday afternoons 1.30-3.30pm starting on 8th February – 4th April REGIONAL: Albany: Monday 10.20-12.30 starting 8th February – 4th April Apply now to avoid disappointment

The Encore program recently received a donation from the Kimberly Rum Company. A valuable bottle of rum was auctioned and the proceeds of $1250.00 donated to the Encore program. We would like to thank the Great Northern Distillery for organising this donation.

The YWCA Of Perth has facilitated 2 Every Girl programs in 2015. The programs were held at Mount Lockyer Primary School in the Albany region and at Lockridge Primary School. The Lockridge girls promoted to the school the plight of children in Uganda who suffer from Jiggers (parasites which get into children’s feet causing pain and infection) an organisation called Sole Hope have created opportunities for people to host shoe cutting parties, people use old denim and plastic and cut … read more

After a 2 year break in the South West the Encore program is going to be running in Busselton during term 4 2015. The program will start on Monday the 19th of October at the Geographe Leisure Centre and conclude on Monday 7th of December. Start time is 12pm and the program will conclude at 2pm each Monday. Please direct all inquiries for this program to [email protected] or call 08 94493501.

Colleen, one of our Encore participants and supporters recently attended the field of Women at the MCG. She was accompanied by her daughter who has been a pillar of strength in Colleens recovery. It is lovely to hear from our past participants and it is great to see Colleen enjoying herself.