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        425 Lafayette St. Waterloo, IA 50703    phone: (319) 234-7589   email:


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16th Annual YWCA Women of Persimmon

Thank you for joining us at this year's event!  

Persimmon, the orange color YWCAs across the United States have chosen to symbolize the strength and confidence of women. We all know extraordinary women who make a positive difference in our lives and community. On Thursday, April 28, 2022, the YWCA Black Hawk County recognized and celebrated extraordinary women from across the Cedar Valley and were honored to have 270 attendees in person!

Be A Sponsor!

The businesses and individuals who sponsor the YWCA Black Hawk County’s annual Women of Persimmon luncheon are important partners. Your sponsorship supports the mission of the YWCA, as well as the programs and services provided to thousands of local individuals annually. Various sponsorship levels are available.

Sponsorships include, at a minimum, reservations for the luncheon as well as your company’s name included on our website, in the event program and in the special thank you that will appear in our next brochure.

For more information on how to become a sponsor of this event, contact the Marketing and Development Director at 319-234-7589 or


Click on the Child Care tab at the top of the page for more details and information about our Y's Kids, Playdays, and Summer Daze programs!

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Remember - COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact.  As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and other precautions to keep yourself and your families safe and well.  While the YWCA has put in place protocols and schedules as preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; the YWCA cannot guarantee that you or your family are not at risk while attending programming here or that you will not become infected with COVID-19.


Below please find information regarding our operating protocols:

All classes/lessons subject to change or cancellations.

YWCA Premium or Basic plans or Health Insurance plans will only be accepted as payment.

Please do not come to the YWCA if you:

Have had contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days

Have fever of 100.3 or higher

Have a cough or shortness of breath

Have traveled in the past 14 days

No towel services will be provided.

Please bring your own towels.

Shoes are required before exiting locker room.

Water fountains will be available; please bring your own clean water bottle.

Sanitizing stations and wipes are provided to participants for their convenience

To ensure the safety of our participants, staff will be following stringent personal safety and cleanliness protocols including regular hand washing, sanitizing frequent high touch areas, areas where staff and/or participants have been, etc.

All protocols and rules have been instituted to ensure your health and safety - failure to follow YWCA protocols/rules will result in the termination of your participation in YWCA programming and No refunds will be issued for membership or class/lesson registration fees.

YWCA Building Hours:

Front Desk:

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday -- 8:00a.m. - 7:45p.m.

Tuesday -- 8a.m.-7:00p.m.

Friday -- 8:00a.m. - 6:30p.m.

Saturday and Sunday -- Closed


Control Center:

Monday - Thursday --  6:30a.m. - 7:00p.m.

Friday -- 6:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Saturday -- 7:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.

Saturday times will be 7:00a.m. - 12:00p.m when swimming lessons are in session.

Sunday -- Closed


Please reach out to us by phone if you have any questions or concerns at: (319) 234-7589

Staff are also reachable by email if you have their work email address and if not, please use and your email will be forwarded to them.

As we all work together as a community to keep everyone safe and well, we understand the frustration and stress that comes with the uncertainty and changes happening daily. We are here, ready to support you in whatever way we can. We are working on options, information and activities that you can use at home. Please refer some of the organizations and resources listed below.

Additional resources – we will continue to update and post these as they come in.

• Center for Disease Control -
• Child Care Resource and Referral – (855) 244-5301
• Northeast Iowa Food Bank – (319) 874-6840
• Operation Threshold - (319) 291-2065
• Iowa Workforce Development -
• Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging – (319) 874-6840

• House of Hope Rental Assistance Program to assist single moms that have lost jobs: (319) 888-1823 or email Jessica at


Your support is greatly appreciated as we work with our community to do our part in supporting the well-being of our community.


Please watch our Facebook page and website for future YWCA updates.


If you have any questions, please call (319) 234-7589.

Thank You




YWCA Mission Statement

The YWCA Black Hawk County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Our Vision

Cedar Valley women and girls are strong, impactful leaders and instruments of change in their community; creating opportunities and providing resources for all to reach their greatest potential.































Please take this opportunity to nominate a friend, relative or colleague for this special honor. Nomination forms are available at the YWCA and on our website Call Cindy Mohr to receive one by mail or email. If possible, please email your nomination as a Word document.
Nominations must be received by Monday, March 7, 2022.
Nominations may be delivered, emailed or mailed to Lucinda Mohr, Executive Director, YWCA Black Hawk County,
425 Lafayette, Waterloo, IA 50703 or