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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. Membership is open to men and women.

Those who join the YWCA are supporting the mission of the YWCA USA - empower women,eliminate racism and promote peace, justice, dignity and freedom for all.

In the early 1900's 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.

You may also email us at ksmith@ywcawestfield.org





Ongoing Events at the YWCA Westfield:

Vegetarian Society Meetings, call 753-7761 for details

Senior Citizen Meetings, contact 326-3576 for schedule

Senior Exercise Classes meet Tues., Weds and Fridays

The YWCA houses the Westfield Program of the Chautauqua County Adult Day Care Center. Contact them at 326.6842.


The NightOwls Sewing Circle, Chautauqua County Weavers Guild and the Laureate Alpha Pi sorority also meet at the YWCA.

For more details contact the numbers listed or call the YWCA.

The Annual Meeting of the YWCA is held each Febuary

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 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:


Debra Puckhaber President
Renee Millerr Vice President
Arianne Correll Treasurer
Ivy Higginbotham Secretary


Remaining board members include: Molly Anderson, Cassidy Cooney, Dana Corwin, Mary Quinn Fullmer, Deb Higginbotham, Lori Jafarjian, Cynthia Littleton, Dana Vaughn and Darlene Golibersuch.

Trustee Members Include: David Brown, Janese Burkhouse, Diana Holt,Carl Swan, Al Holbrook , Mary Ann Woleben and Bridget Johnson.

Staff Members are:


Katie Smith Executive Director
Brenda Backus Child Care Director
Julie Devlin After School Program Director
Julie Devlin 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.