YWCAs across the country take pride in our “community equity quotient”

" Our unique ability to adapt, expand and modify our programs to meet specific community needs that our members ask us for. Our community programs feed the mind and the body and help us all better serve each other in this great area that we serve."


YWCA offers free open lab time and computer classes in the computer lab on the first floor of the YWCA Apartments building at 940 Powell Street. The lab has 12 up-to-date Dell computers equipped with Microsoft Office and internet access.

Students have free access to computers during this time. Some bilingual Chinese/English assistance is available on select afternoons. The lab is equipped with English based PCs supporting Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Printing is available for a small fee. Users can check email, buy things on-line, search for jobs, write cover letters and resumes, and more.

The lab is open to the public Monday through Friday. Space is available on a first come first served basis with a capacity of 14 students.


There is a common misunderstanding that only the homeless face hunger. But in a city as expensive as San Francisco, it’s not easy to make ends meet, and the number of people at risk of hunger has increased dramatically. We are proud to partner with the SF-Marin Food Bank to distribute over 200,000 pounds of food each year, which saves our residents and community over $1,000 per resident a year in grocery costs.

Because we know that fresh, healthy produce and quality food are an important part of health and wellness, our food pantry operates every Monday at our San Francisco location, where both our residents and members of our community can supplement their food supply free of charge in a safe, welcoming and culturally competent environment.

For more information on pantry times and availability, please contact Anna Au at 415-397-6886 or


YWCA’s Speaker Series brings community members together to learn about and take action on racial justice and women’s empowerment issues. We’re having meaningful, and sometimes challenging, conversations with our community about the issues that matter most to us, and how it inspires us to action.

We will continue to host inspiring conversations with females and people of color who are leaders moving mountains and making magic happen all over the Bay Area. To ensure future success of the events please donate today.

We hope you will continue to join us in these educational gatherings.


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