Address: 2h Camp Road, Kingston 5
Telephone: (876) 929-3267, (876) 926-6109
Fax: (876) 928-3023
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The YWCA exists for the promotion of the well-being and empowerment of women and girls in all aspects of their lives and works to unite them in a worldwide Christian fellowship which seeks fullness of life through physical, mental, social and spiritual development and through service to others and the nation.

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; School operates on hours specified by Ministry of Education.
  1. Teen Clubs- Operating In Schools Island-Wide;

  2. School Leavers Institutes- For Teens, designed to Promote Personal Development and to provide Academic and Vocational Training. Present Enrolment 600 Strong, in four (4) Branches;

  3. Skills Training Programmes- Garment Construction, Catering, Floral Arranging, Cake Decorating, Art/Craft, Home Management;

  4. Family Life Education- Including "AIDS" and "STDs" Through Selected Schools;

  5. Peer Counselling Training;

  6. Basic Schoolin Port Royal;

  7. Leadership Developmentan Ongoing Programme;

  8. Environmentally Friendly Projects;

  9. Paper Works- for Recycling and Producing Paper, a Solar Drying & Food Processing Plant;

  10. Housing for Womenat the National Headquarters;

  11. Bee Farming Project at Spanish Town YWCA;

  12. Uplifting Adolescents Projectfor 10-18 Age Group Funded by USAID in Three YWCA Branches;

  13. Workshopsfor Training Professionals in People-Related Skills E.G. Bereavement Counselling and Stress Management;

  14. HIV/AIDSSupport Groups; and

  15. Annual Summer Day Camp.

General Secretary

5 branches in Jamaica: Spanish Town - 19 Barrret Street Montego Bay - 45 Church Street, Kingston - 51 Arnold Road, Westmoreland and Christiana Manchester. 

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