Debra M. Ward, M.P.H.
Debra M. Ward, M.P.H.Chief Executive Officer


YWCA of San Gabriel Valley takes immense pride in its unwavering belief that the highest measurement of success lies in the trust and reliance our community places on us. Positioning ourselves as the community resource you can always rely on, we are dedicated to providing essential services to residents across more than 40 cities.

As the CEO for the YWCA of San Gabriel Valley, I recognize the significance of investing in our community and focus on perpetually expanding our services and securing our financial future. By doing so, YWCA-SGV is positioned to serve for years to come, thereby strengthening the bonds that unite us as a community. This year, we have emerged stronger than ever by doubling our impact, investing in excellence, and expanding our footprint. We have worked tirelessly to broaden our reach, engage with a greater number of individuals, and make a lasting difference in the lives of those we serve.

Over a year ago, we embarked on a transformative journey in search of a new home, driven by our unwavering mission to rebuild and reaffirm our commitment to a brighter future for all. Today, we stand with uncontainable enthusiasm, eagerly anticipating the unfolding chapters of our collective destiny. As we unveil our comprehensive expansion plans, our dedication to fostering growth, inclusion, and transformative change within our community remains resolute.

Let us bear in mind that our work is far from complete as we move forward. We must persevere, adapt, and embrace new opportunities to uplift those who rely on us. Together, we will continue to transform lives, build a brighter future, and create a community that thrives on compassion, equality, and resilience.

We are delighted to share the exciting news of the opening of our latest initiative, the Wellness, Equity, and Empowerment Center (WE Empower). At WE Empower, we provide a diverse array of community resources, service connections, referrals, educational opportunities, and comprehensive support systems, all aimed at empowering and uplifting our community. With WE Empower, we strive to create a space where individuals can access the tools and resources they need to thrive and foster positive change in their lives.

As you navigate our website, we extend our wholehearted invitation for you to reach out to us with any inquiries you may possess regarding our diverse array of services. To establish contact with us pertaining to senior services, behavioral health case management, affordable housing advocacy, or any general question that piques your interest, we cordially urge you to dial (626) 960-2995. Should you require assistance regarding our domestic violence shelter, we implore you to utilize our 24-hour hotline at (626) 967-0658, which remains at your disposal at all times.

I want to express my deepest gratitude to all our supporters, volunteers, and staff who have dedicated their time, energy, and resources to make YWCA of San Gabriel Valley a beacon of hope. Your unwavering commitment and belief in our mission fuel our determination to excel and serve with distinction and excellence.

Debra M. Ward