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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!


Call 319-234-7589 for a reservation today or download the below invitation and RSVP and send to 425 Lafayette Waterloo, Iowa 50703.


Speakeasy Invitation


Speakeasy RSVP


Speakeasy Activities Sheet




To recognize Week Without Violence™, the YWCA of Black Hawk County will hold its annual workshop on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the YWCA.


This year’s workshop topic is The Impact of Hate Speech and its effect on the individuals and groups it is directed at as well as the effect on the community and society as a whole. This year’s workshop structure is:


Morning session - Yolanda Spears, LMSW, University of Iowa School of Social Work presenting “The Very Real Impact of Hate Speech.


Afternoon sessions - the first afternoon session is a panel of individuals from diverse backgrounds who will share their own personal stories of experiencing hate speech; the last afternoon session will be individuals from two communities sharing information on initiatives in their communities addressing hate speech, what is working and successful and their challenges.


The cost is $30 per person, $15 for students (must show Student ID). CEUs are being applied for and will be an additional cost for social work and behavioral sciences if approved.


Please contact Cindy Mohr for registration information or watch for it on our website, Facebook, local media and email lists. On-site continental breakfast and lunch and workshop materials are included in the registration fee.


The YWCA Week Without Violence™ is an annual national campaign highlighting practical and sustainable alternatives to violence in our homes, schools, workplaces and communities. For more information or to receive registration materials, please contact Cindy Mohr at 234-7589,

Week Without Violence Registration