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

Summer Daze Child Care Program Cancelled


The safety, health and well-being of our participants, staff, volunteers and the broader Cedar Valley community remains our priority.  With these considerations in mind, we have decided not to offer Summer Daze, our summer child care program this summer.  Child care staff contacted all families who had registered for the program as well as those who were on our waiting list.


Families are being referred to Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral for assistance in finding child care for the summer months.


Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral Contact Information:

(855) 244-5301


Child Care Resource and Referral Flyer:


Survey for a child care referral for Black Hawk County:


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 ext 227


Thank You



Effective April 25, 2020 –

 Due to the health and economic impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the YWCA Black Hawk County is implementing measures to ensure the safety of staff and financial stability of the organization. Therefore, please be advised that the number of staff working at the YWCA has decreased considerably.

 Until further notice, should you need to contact staff at the YWCA, please use the following:

 By telephone - you may call and/or leave a voicemail at (319) 234-7589, extension 226 or 227

 By email – you can email staff at either or

 We thank you for your understanding and support as we all work together as a community to ensure the health and well-being of us all.

For updates concerning Y's Kids and Summer Daze, see our Childcare Page.

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The safety and well-being of our participants, staff, volunteers and the broader Cedar Valley community remains our priority. Thank you for all you are doing to support the YWCA, and the community as a whole, as we all face this ever-changing and unprecedented health challenge.

Below are updates regarding closures, cancellations, rescheduling, procedures, etc. that we instituted on Monday, March 23. While these closures and cancellations are temporary, we do not know as yet what temporary means, and therefore everything is “until further notice”. Please note that things at the YWCA are changing on an ongoing basis as we endeavor to keep up to date with the information and recommendations coming out. We will do our best to keep you all updated via our website and Facebook page as well as letters and postcards.

When programming resumes - participants will be contacted by phone, letter or email; and notifications will be placed on our Facebook page and our website regarding re-opening of classes, programming and facilities.

Please note that all previously published registration dates for any and all YWCA programs are subject to change and we will notify you of these changes via our website, Facebook, etc.

Health & Wellness Services:
• As proclaimed by Iowa’s Governor, our fitness facilities and programming closed at 12:00 noon on March 17.
• Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging has closed so all our Seniors In Motion Exercise Classes held at community senior centers are cancelled.
• All Blood Screenings scheduled with UnityPoint are cancelled until October.
• Adult, Child & Infant First Aid/CPR/AED classes scheduled for April are cancelled.
• NETA Trainings on March 28 & 29 are cancelled.
• All Youth & Adult Fitness classes and activities are cancelled.
• All Pool & Gym Rentals are cancelled through the end of May.

Youth & Family Services:
• Parents Achieving Success with Support programming is cancelled. However, staff can be reached by phone (319) 234-7589 ext. 228 and email if needed. If Cyndi is not available to take your call, please leave a message and she will call you back.
• Wize Girlz programming is cancelled.
While Summer Wize Girlz continues to be planned; at this point we have no information or dates to share due to uncertainty of community conditions.
• English Classes are cancelled.
• Young Women on the Move Conference is cancelled for 2020.
• Individual case management services for individuals who speak Spanish will continue via telephone and email. For assistance with information and referrals, individuals may call Domingo at (319) 234-7589 ext. 240; Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. or email
If Domingo is not able to take your call, please leave a message and he will call you back.

• All Y’s Kids Childcare Programming is cancelled beginning March 23rd.
While Summer Daze continues to be planned; at this point we have no information or dates to share due to uncertainty of community conditions.

Book Discussion Group:
• Cancelled

Friday Bridge Club:
• Cancelled

YWCA Building:
• The building is closed beginning March 21.
• Staff will be working during most weekday hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) and you may be able to reach us by phone (319) 234-7589 and the specific staff person’s extension number. 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.

YWCA Events:
• 2020 Women of Persimmon is postponed and tentatively re-scheduled for Thursday, June 11. Please note that the status of this event is being reviewed weekly and we will let everyone know our final decision before the end of April. Follow us on Facebook or check our website for updates. Please contact Cindy Mohr at (319) 234-7589 ext. 227 or or Mary at (319) 234-7589 ext. 232 or if you have any questions.
• The sale of yard signs for 2020 Stand Against Racism is cancelled. Please follow us on Facebook for other Stand Against Racism opportunities as we get closer to April 23 – 26.
• The Salad Luncheon scheduled for May 5 is cancelled.

• Pool, gym and building room rentals – rentals for events or activities scheduled through May 31, 2020 are being cancelled. Rental fees for one-time events or activities are being fully refunded. Rental/Space Usage fees for on-going space rentals are not being owed until activities are able to resume.
• Child Care –
o Families participating in child care will not be charged for time reserved beginning March 23, unlike per our usual policy. Parents will need to have paid any outstanding childcare program fees in order to begin in programs when we re-open, as is our current policy.
o For 2020 Spring Break Playdays only, families who registered for days of child care services on days that the YWCA has cancelled Playdays programming – their fees paid will be credited to their Y’s Kids accounts for future use.
Please contact Rachel or Mindy if you have any questions.
• Health and Wellness Services –
o Participants who have paid for swim lessons, dance lessons, etc. and other classes bought in sessions – you will have the option of requesting the registration/class fees be a credit and you will be the first individuals registered when we open classes again; or you may request a full refund of your registration fees.
o Participants who paid for Premium or Basic Plans – since we closed fitness facilities on March 17, we are asking you to consider donating the remainder of the amount you paid for March (Premiere Plan for members is $45 per month, so donating $22.50; Basic Plan is $35 for members, so donating $17.50) (non-member amounts would be different) and we will provide you a thank you that includes tax deduction information; or you may request a credit to your account to be used later; or you may request a refund.

You must inform the YWCA of your preference regarding fees paid by April 24, 2020.

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, so follow our Facebook page for them. We will forward other community and organization resources to you as well as we receive them – some are listed below.

We can’t wait to welcome you all back into the YWCA facility and programs – we miss you all immensely and care about your health and wellness, which is why we are taking the steps we are.

Please know we will keep you updated on all things YWCA via Facebook (, YWCA website ( and mail.

And again, when programming - you will be contacted by phone, letter or email; and notifications will be placed on our Facebook page and our website regarding re-opening of classes, programming and facilities.

Take care, stay safe, keep well, and follow the CDC guidelines to keep yourself and others safe.
You are all in our thoughts,
Your YWCA Black Hawk County

Additional resources – we will continue to update and post these on our Facebook page as we receive them.
• Center for Disease Control -
• SilverSneakers - live classes on Facebook. No Facebook membership needed, these classes are open to all. Visit
• Child Care Resource and Referral – (855) 244-5301
• Northeast Iowa Food Bank – (319) 874-6840
• Operation Threshold - (319) 291-2065
• Iowa Workforce Development -
• Iowa Workforce Development Unemployment -
• House of Hope COVID 19 Rental Assistance Program to assist single moms that have lost jobs or hours due to the COVID19 Pandemic – (319) 888-1823
• Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging – (319) 874-6840




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.