The YWCA Westfield was established in 1894 to meet the needs of the women and girls of the community. Through the years the organization has grown and changed to meet the needs of the community, but the agency remains a membership organization. Those who join the YWCA are supporting the mission of the YWCA - empower women and eliminate racism. Membership is open to men and women.
In 1908 the YWCA moved into the building at 58 S. Portage and that has been the home of the YWCA in Westfield since then.
We provide a variety of meeting rooms, a kitchen and dining hall, a gymnasium and a living room. These are all available for rent and community use. We offer child care services, a fitness center and programs for all ages.
The upstairs bedrooms are all furnished in Victorian period furniture and are available for overnight rentals.
If you are looking for meeting space, room for your guests or would like to know more about the YWCA, call us at 716.326.2011 or visit our offices at 58 South Portage Street, Westfield, New York.
Events at the YWCA Westfield:
Vegetarian Society Meetings, call 753-7761 for details
Senior Citizen Meetings, contact 326-3576 for schedule.
Exercise classes, tumbling and Taekwondo are all held weekly at the YWCA, contact the main office at 326.2011 for more information.
A certified babysitting clinic, Zumba, adult exercise, make it and take it crafts are all offered on a demand basis. Contact the YWCA with your request and interest and we will work with you to create a class!
The Quilters Guild, Chautauqua County Weavers Guild, a sewing circle and the Laureate Alpha Pi sorority also meet at the YWCA.
The Annual Meeting of the YWCA was held on Feb. 11, 2014.
The YWCA is a registered in the state of New York and with the Federal Government as a 503c not for profit corporation. It is governed by a Board of Directors and in keeping with the national guidelines of the YWCA, there is a Board of Trustees also in place. The YWCA is a community partner with the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County. Individuals interested in serving on the board of directors, the trustees or one of the working committees are encouraged to contact the agency to learn more about the governing opportunities available.
Officers for the Board of Directors for 2014 – 2016 are:
|Eileen Thomas||Vice President|
Remaining board members include: Molly Anderson, Arianne Correll, Cassidy Cooney, Dana Corwin, Mary Quinn Fullmer, Deb Higginbotham, Cynthia Littleton and Deb Puckhaber.
Trustee Members Include: David Brown, Janese Burkhouse, Diana Holt,Carl Swan, Al Holbrook , Mary Ann Woleben and Bridget Johnson.
|Katie Smith||Executive Director|
|Brenda Backus||Child Care Director|
|Julie Devlin||After School Advantage Program Director|
|Michelle Warner||Administrative Assistant|
|Karen Swank||UPK Teacher|
|Terri MacCubbin||Pre School Teacher|
In addition there are individuals that work in the school programs, the child care facilities and offer supervision and training for the community programs we offer. The part and full time staff at the YWCA offers the community over 50 years of experience.