Women's Empowerment CenterThis program seeks to empower women and promote self-sufficiency through employment, educational attainment, relationship building, computer training, and financial literacy. Interested participants can register for a variety of one-time sessions taught by YWCA staff/volunteers. Sessions will be offered in-person and can be done in one-on-one settings or in a group setting. Free childcare and transportation may be available during sessions.

Women can register for classes by clicking here. Hard copy registration forms can be mailed upon request. To schedule a one on one session, call 308-384-9922.

The YWCA of Grand Island Women’s Empowerment Center is supported by funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) from the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, CFDA Number 21.019 and from the City of Grand Island Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response.

YWCA Childcare Center

  • Services children ages 6 weeks – 12 years.
  • Trained and caring staff
  • Nurturing Environment
  • Learn and Share experiences at Age-Appropriate Levels
  • Respects all races, cultures, religions, and economic status.

YWCA Almost Home Program

  • Services children from grades K-5
  • Offers transportation of children from Stolley Park, Dodge, Gates, and Starr Elementary after school
  • All day care is provided for continuous calendar as well as traditional breaks, holidays, and vacations
    • (Excludes New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)


Starting August 2015 Preschool will be offered for all children ages 3-5 attending YWCA childcare at no additional charge.

Babysitting 101 Babysitting 101 for ages 11 and up

Click here to add your name to a list to receive information on future classes.

Whether you babysit or have siblings, this class will give you the confidence that you need to provide the very best care.

$60 for members | $65 for non-members
Cost includes a YWCA bag and Babysitting 101 Workbook

Affordable cost and a tremendous value too! You will walk away with tools, resources, skills and practical knowledge that can be put to use immediately.