Where is the YWCA of Queens located?
Our main facilities are located at 42-07 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, New York, 11355. Our satellite facility is located at PS/IS 268 in Jamaica, Queens.
What are the YWCA of Queens hours of operation?
Our offices are open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-6pm. We are closed for major holidays; please check with us for specific information regarding closures at 718-353-4553.
Does the YWCA of Queens provide services only for women?
The YWCA of Queens was founded with a focus on women’s needs and issues. However, we offer a diverse range of services to children, young adults, adults, and senior citizens regardless of their gender identification. The YWCA of Queens recognizes the important role men play in achieving our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
Do you have to pay for services at the YWCA of Queens?
No. Our services are offered free of charge. However, we do offer select fee-based programs and classes, as well as membership opportunities. Please see Membership for more information.
When was the YWCA of Queens founded?
The YWCA of Queens was founded in 1978, in response to the needs for the rapidly growing Korean immigrant community in Flushing, Queens. For more information, see our History page.
How many people do you serve?
Through our programs, events, and outreach we serve approximately 5,000 individuals annually.
Is the YWCA of Queens a “social services” organization?
Yes. YWCA of Queens provides a holistic, multi-service approach to meet the needs of low-income individuals and immigrants in the Northeastern Queens community. In addition to our after school, ESOL and HSE classes, we provide case management and benefits assistance in: SNAP, SCRIE, Social Security, Affordable Housing, Reduced-Fare metro card, and more. We also offer Affordable Care Act navigator services, providing enrollment assistance, client advocacy and public education about Health Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and WIC.
We believe that the direct services the YWCAQ provides are essential to the success of members of our community because they provide clients with the tools and support they need to become self-reliant. Join us here to find out more information on Social Services.
Does the YWCA of Queens provide educational programming?
Yes, the YWCA of Queens offers adult English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) classes, High School Equivalency and Pre- High School Equivalency (HSE) classes, as well as two afterschool programs for Elementary and Middle school aged children. Take a look at our Education and Career Services page for more details.
Does the YWCA of Queens provide programs for Seniors?
Yes. YWCA of Queens has a variety of programs for seniors, dubbed the Y Evergreen School, which has served more than 10,000 participants since its inception. The Y Evergreen School provides education & recreation to Seniors with the goal of building a healthy and supportive environment that enhances quality of life and fosters community. The Y Evergreen Choir, which is comprised of over 60 senior immigrant women, have performed across New York City and are deemed a goodwill ambassador of our community and the YWCA of Queens. To find out more about Senior programs, join us here.
How is the YWCA of Queens structured?
The YWCA of Queens is an independent 501 © 3 non-profit organization and is a member of the Young Women Christian Association of the United States of America, a national organization with more than 225 local associations across the United States. The YWCA USA is connected to the World YWCA, which is active in more than 120 countries around the globe. As an independent 501 © 3, the YWCA of Queens is supported by the Board of Directors, generous sponsors, donors, and public funding. The YWCA of Queens staff continuously works to expand its services for the Northeast Queens community.