Omaha Public Radio News
8:24 am
Mon April 18, 2011

YWCA becomes Women's Center for Advancement

Omaha, NE – Omaha's YWCA is now the Women's Center for Advancement, but WCA leaders say the mission remains the same.

Women's Center for Advancement President and CEO Natalia Peart says the name change better reflects what the agency does: provides for the needs of women and families. While some programs are being expanded and others added, Peart says the program WCA is known for, its sexual assault and domestic violence crisis program, is still the most used.

Peart says new programs include "Bridges to Opportunity," which seeks to help women and families overcome poverty. The WCA is also expanding the economic and career advancement programs it offers to include personal growth.

In addition to the crisis programs, Peart says the WCA is offering career advancement, personal fulfillment, and education programs. The WCA is located at 29th and Farnam Streets in downtown Omaha.