Our mission

We empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. 

We at YWCA-NOC believe that women deserve the chance of leading a confident, healthy, prosperous, and safe life in their communities throughout Orange County, California. Our programs are designed to empower women to receive healthcare, jobs, safety training and scholarships to lead a successful life.

Our current programs include:

women’s Health

Breast Cancer Screenings

Free or low cost breast cancer screening for uninsured or medically underserved, low-income, women.
Learn More ›

Safety

Self Defense Workshops

YW Safe Self Defense workshops for women and girls using public transportation for work or school.
Learn More ›

Economic empowerment

Building Careers

Job navigation, career opportunities, resumes, interview skills and job placement for at-risk, low income youth 14-22 years of age.
Learn More ›

Education

College Reentry Scholarships

Thurmond, McGarvey, Late Bloomers & Joan & Burnie Cohen College Scholarships for Re-Entry Students attending Fullerton College or California State University Fullerton.
Learn more ›

Dignity

Prom Project, Marine Dress
& Quinceanera

We provide girls and women from low-income families with new or gently used formal gowns, make-up and hair to attend their big day with dignity and self-confidence.
Learn More ›


Our 2017/18 - Annual Impact

4,600 Screenings +
30 Lives saved

Through Neighborhood Link: 4,600 medically underserved women in 112 neighborhoods throughout Orange County were led to Breast Cancer Screenings. 30 women were diagnosed with breast cancer who would have gone undiagnosed or diagnosed at a later, more life- threatening stage

540 Dresses

Through Prom Project: 540 formals, accessories, shoes and makeovers gave dignity and pride to: 220 high school girls from low-income families to attend prom, a milestone experience that lasts a lifetime; 300 wives of enlisted Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton to attend the Marine Birthday Ball; 20 at-risk girls in foster care and family shelters to celebrate their Quinceanera, hosted by community collaborative at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. 

1,211 Jobs

With the YES Project, 1,211 at-risk youth were given employment assistance including resume-building, interview skills, online and in-person job seeking navigational skills, and career training opportunities resulting in job placement and enrollment in career training programs.

300 Safer

Our family violence conference and YWSafe Program addressed family violence from infant to senior abuse, domestic violence, bullying, sexual abuse.

11 Scholarships

Through our college re-entry scholarships: 11 women re-entering college won scholarships of over $17,000, helping them to achieve their academic dreams or receive their credentials in career training programs.


Upcoming Events


Ways to Give

Attend
Fundraising Events

Have fun while contributing to our cause! Join us throughout the year at casual to elegant events to raising funds to sustain our programs.

Volunteer
your time

Volunteering at the YWCA is a wonderful way to make a lasting impact on the lives of the women and families in your community!

Donate
to our programs

Your support fuels our commitment to transform lives and communities throughout Orange County. Join us by making a gift today!