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                    425 Lafayette St. Waterloo, IA 50703  phone: 319.234.7589*   



YWCA Mission Statement

The YWCA of Black Hawk County is dedicated to
eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom,

and dignity for all.











Fall Building Schedule

Control Center Hours:

M,W,F, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

T,Th 6:00 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.

S 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays


Front Desk Hours:

M,T,W,Th 9:00 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.

F 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

S 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays


Building Closings:

September 3 (Labor Day)











The YWCA invites you to enjoy 1920s and 1930s-style food and beverages, dance to great jazz and ragtime while donning your “gladrags” during the return of the new fall fundraiser “The Speakeasy for a Cause”. Held on Friday, October 26th at the always festive NCC Pavilion in Waterloo, it's a great way to support our programs and participants during this party with a purpose.  Join us with a sponsorship and benefit from extensive press coverage, prominent name and product placement, promotional efforts, and much more.


Sponsors have the unique opportunity to support a cause by purchasing a table or sponsoring one of the gaming stations. The YWCA of Black Hawk County has been committed to the Cedar Valley for more than a century; serving more than 4,400 women, children and their families annually. Reservations to Speakeasy for a Cause are $40 per person or a table of eight can be purchased for only $280. Reservations are available beginning September, 2018. Speakeasy for a Cause is open to the public. Please join the YWCA for this night of era fun to support critical services in the Cedar Valley!





The YWCA of Black Hawk County furthers their commitment to assisting the Cedar Valley to set and meet their wellness goals! Join the YWCA and Allen Hospital on Tuesday, October 2rd for a Wellness Fair and Blood Testing. The Wellness Fair is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am at the YWCA in downtown Waterloo. Free refreshments, health screenings, and health and wellness information will be available; area agencies and health care providers will also be on hand to answer your health and wellness questions.


The fair is free and open to the public. In conjunction with the Wellness Fair, Allen Hospital will offer a Blood Testing and Blood Pressure Screening from 7:00 am to 8:30 am. The blood test provides 23 individual assessments of your blood including blood sugar, triglycerides, heart / liver enzymes and cholesterol. Results and an interpretation will be mailed to you one week after the test. The cost to receive this blood test and blood pressure screening is $20.00 and is open to the public.


For more information regarding the YWCA Wellness Fair and Blood Draw, or any other YWCA class or program, stop by the YWCA in downtown Waterloo or give us a call at 234-7598. You may also log onto our website, or find us on Facebook.


Wellness Fair Flyer



October 2 and 3 /  6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Two days to try all of our classes for free!


• At the YWCA you will be treated like family. Our Wellness staff are ready to help you get started on your customized journey to a healthier you!


• The YWCA is a great deal, with convenient monthly plans. You pay for one-month or one class at a time. We do not automatically debit you for a year like most gyms, and the YWCA offers financial assistance, making it affordable for everyone.


• Why now?  We recently redefined and revamped many of our adult fitness classes. This is your opportunity to try them out!  (See p. 8-10 for schedule.)


When you purchase a first-time YWCA membership between September 24 and October 13, you can choose to receive unlimited visits, including most classes, for October, November and December for just $45 or you can choose to purchase a one-year Basic or Physical Plan and receive $100 off.


Current members who renew their membership will receive a $10 discount off a fitness class or plan.


Your new active lifestyle is waiting for you! See you at the Open House.