#GivingTuesday - December 1st

The opening of the giving season is here! It’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for your favourite causes.

Stuff A Stocking

Seeking donations for our holiday stocking program. Your small act of kindness will have a lasting impact on someone’s life.

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share the warmth

Share the Warmth

We are happy to announce this November we will be working in partnership with United Way Elgin Middlesex and the St.Thomas & District Labour Council for our community winter clothing/boot drive. Donations will not only be shared with our residents and clients, but also those from other service agencies within Elgin County.

Donations will be accepted from November 2 through December 4 at YWCA reception located at 16 Mary Street West, St.Thomas. 

Items in need for Women, Men & Youth

Gift Cards to Giant Tiger, Superstore, Winners, etc

Cash, cheque, debit or credit card donations

Winter coats, boots, hats, scarves, gloves

Toiletries for holiday stockings

***Please ensure items are new or gently used and clean.***

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Our History

Since 1902 we have proudly provided much needed services and programs to the community of St. Thomas and Elgin County. Read more…

Our Mission, Beliefs and Board of Directors

With compassion, strength and diversity the staff and Board of Directors come together to create positive changes in our community. Learn more…

Lisa’s journey

A reflection of the Housing Supports offered through the YWCA.  Struggling with generational poverty, abuse and addictions, at age 48 Lisa was referred to the YWCA St. Thomas Elgin by her continuing education teacher. Lisa was trying to make changes in an environment...

Amy’s journey

Amy now holds her head up high; with a radiant smile and looks forward to the future.

Courtney’s journey

Home is not a place… it’s a feeling

Natalie’s journey

The YWCA gave me the opportunity to start over and choose a better life.

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